Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Albania, Romania to deepen ties

Baku-APA. Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati and his Romanian counterpart Titus Corlatean stressed the need to intensify political dialogue and relations between the two countries in the future, APA reports quoting local media.

Two Foreign Ministers held on Tuesday a meeting in Tirana within the official visit of the Romanian Prime Minister, Ponta to Albania.

Bushati said that the advancement of relations with the regional countries in all areas of cooperation constitutes an important element of Albania's regional policy. He also pointed to the deepening of economic cooperation and intensification of political dialogue with Romania.

Minister Corlatean said that his visit to Albania is an indicator of the strengthening of relations between the two countries and activation of political dialogue, which serve to a positive regional approach. He said that Romania will continue to support Albania in its path towards European integration.

On the same day, Albanian Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Entrepreneurship Arben Ahmetaj said that Albania should be regarded as an open market for implementation of significant regional projects in the interest of overall economic development, during the business forum Albania - Romania held in Tirana.

Ahmetaj stated that the improvement of the business climate and investments in Albania is the most important reform. Therefore, a series of actions have been taken to facilitate absorption of foreign capital beginning with tax incentives, legal framework, etc, aimed at improving business climate in the country and guaranteeing foreign investors.

Minister of Economic Development appreciated the trade relations between the two countries pointing out that "Romanian investments are important for Albania and are increasing in the last couple of years."

Ahmetaj also cited the successful cooperation in the financial area, customs, etc as well as the abundant opportunities Albania provides for enterprises in the sector of garment and footwear industry.

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