President Meta presented to Lord George Robertson of Port Ellen the medal "Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg"

 

On March 6, 2019, at the premises of the Albanian Embassy in London, the President of the Republic, HE Mr. Ilir Meta presented to Lord George Robertson of Port Ellen the medal "Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu" , with the motivation: "With deep gratitude for the precious engagement in strengthening the relations between the Republic of Albania and the United Kingdom, as well as the prominent contribution to Albania's integration into the Transatlantic Alliance. "

 

In a special audience, attended by high British personalities, memebrs of the diplomatic corps and the most active members of the Albanian community in the United Kingdom, President Meta described George Robertson as one of the most prominent personalities of international politics of the time, and as one of the best friends of Albania and the region.

 

In his speech, HE Mr. Ilir Meta stressed that Lord Robertson's name is engraved on the memory of all Albanians, for the historic contribution as Britain's Defense Minister and NATO Secretary-General to end the Milosevic's genocide in Kosovo, as well as strengthening peace and security in the Balkans.

 

Also, President Meta once again expressed the deep gratitude of Albanians to Lord Robertson for the determined support for NATO enlargement in our region and for Albania's integration into this Alliance.

 

Lord Robertson, after expressing to President Meta the gratitude for this high medal, underlined that he was very proud that he had been fortunate to contribute to the establishment of peace in the Western Balkans region and reiterated the conviction that for the liberation of Kosovo, the Alliance had made, not just the right thing, but the only thing to do in that period.

 

Lord Robertson also expressed satisfaction for the progress of Albania, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia and the whole region towards Euro-Atlantic integration confirming the right historical decisions taken two decades ago.

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