The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania, Ditmir Bushati, will visit Helsinki on Monday 12 March and have a meeting with Foreign Minister Timo Soini.
The aim of the meeting is to discuss Albania's EU membership process and the progress achieved in the social reforms in the country. Other themes on the agenda will be the situation in the Western Balkans and the relations between Finland and Albania.
Albania is a candidate country for EU membership and currently implementing extensive social reforms that are a precondition for the opening of accession negotiations with the EU.
The visit is a part of Minister Ditmir Bushati's tour of European capital cities.
Inquiries: Riikka Taivassalo, Special Adviser to the Foreign Minister, tel. +358 46 9234 581, and Nelli Mikkola, Attaché, Unit for South-Eastern Europe, tel. +358 50 359 0627.
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