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Interior Minister meets Austrian counterpart

13. January 2017

Today the Albanian Minister of Interior, Mr. Saimir Tahiri received his Austrian counterpart Mr. Wolfgang Sobotka. In a joint press conference, Sobotka confirmed Austria’s support to Albania’s European Union perspective and spoke appreciative words of the Albanian law enforcement’s efforts and results in the fight against cultivation and trafficking of narcotics. He said that Albania had undertaken important initiatives for fighting crime, trafficking of weapons, and especially the trafficking of narcotics. Tahiri said that Albania’s path toward the EU goes through the uncompromising fight against organized crime, corruption, terrorism, and narcotics trafficking.

The two interlocutors confirmed to have discussed in the meeting issues related to the migratory fluxes and the borders’ security. According to Tahiri, Albania would not be on the main itinerary of the migratory fluxes in 2017. 

OSCE Press Review