Foreign Minister Olta Xhacka has recalled the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the OSCE Presence in Albania, appreciating its role in transformation and its valuable support in several reforms, such as support in the fight against corruption and capacity building in all areas.
The presence of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) was established in Albania 25 years ago when the country plunged into bloody turmoil after the collapse of the pyramid schemes which caused the loss of life savings of Albanians.
“Albania has evolved from the anarchy of 1997 into a country that held a successful chairmanship of the OSCE and currently stands in the UN Security Council,” said Minister Xhacka.
“I am glad that this excellent tradition of cooperation is continuing under the direction of Ambassador Vincenzo Del Monaco, who is going beyond the call of duty to support common priorities, such as women, peace and security,” the minister said.
Albania became part of OSCE during the Berlin Ministerial Council process (19-20 June 1991). The Helsinki Final Act was signed on 16 September 1991 by the Albanian authorities, followed by the signing of the Paris Charter for a New Europe on 17 September 1991. /Argumentum.al