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Türkiye-Albania High-Level Cooperation Council meeting in Ankara

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Ankara, 21 February 2024(TDI): The first inaugural meeting of the Türkiye-Albania High-Level Cooperation Council took place in Ankara, chaired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama.

Moreover, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed Prime Minister Edi Rama to discuss bilateral challenges.

Enhancing Economic Ties

In this regard, President Erdogan stated that Türkiye aspired to double its annual trading volume with Albania to two trillion dollars.

Meanwhile, Ankara and Tirana signed various agreements during the Türkiye-Albania High-Level Cooperation Council meeting in Ankara to enhance the contractual framework of their diplomatic ties.

“Türkiye and Albania are two NATO allies contributing to the preservation of peace and stability in the Balkans,” Erdogan remarked during a joint press conference with Rama on Tuesday.

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Following the discussion, both parties, Ankara and Tirana inked six mutually beneficial agreements, which strengthened their legal underpinning of their respective ties.

Bilateral Commitments

Rama, on the other hand, expressed gratitude and stated, “Albania would always cherish Turkey’s immediate recognition of Kosovo’s independence alongside its support following the earthquakes in Albania and its vaccination assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“You told me that as long as Türkiye stands, Albania will not be forsaken,” he continued.

In addition, President Erdogan revealed that the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), which was accountable for a failed 2016 Turkish coup, continued to operate in other states.

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In this context, Erdogan stated, “We will not allow the nefarious network attempting to poison our relations through the FETO terrorist organization to succeed; we will continue our fight against them.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ended the discussion by stating that Turkey had increased its trade volume with Albania to one billion dollars.

Reportedly, he also announced intentions to double the amount to $2 billion in the near future.

Aqsa Bibi
Aqsa Bibi
Aqsa Bibi is a dedicated undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in International Relations at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Multan. In addition to her academic interests, she is passionate about understanding global dynamics. She has worked with various organizations sponsored by the US Embassy Islamabad. Her commitment to the field and determination to contribute significantly to international relations is evident in her involvement in initiatives. The writer can be reached at kaqsa064@gmail.com

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