Emirates news agency – UAE beacon of peace and tolerance in region: group majority leader in Parliament of Albania
ABU DHABI, July 13, 2021 (WAM) – Taulant Balla, the group’s majority leader in the Albanian parliament, affirmed that the UAE is a beacon of peace and tolerance in the region, expressing his appreciation for the UAE and their wise leadership. for providing continued support to Albania and its people.
In an interview with the UAE News Agency (WAM), Balla said that Emirati-Albanian relations continue to develop in many areas with the support of their leaders, adding that the two countries are constantly striving to strengthen. their cooperation, in particular in the economic fields.
“We will not forget the noble positions of the UAE towards Albania and its people. When the 2019 earthquake hit our country, the UAE was among the first countries to help us rebuild and rebuild around 2,000 homes, in addition to providing medical aid to support relief efforts The United Arab Emirates also helped renovate Zayed Airport in Cox, Albania, ”he added.
Balla explained that the UAE is among the main promoters of peace, tolerance, coexistence and stability in the region, a role that Albania also plays in the Balkan region.
He said Expo 2020 Dubai, which is scheduled to kick off in the United Arab Emirates in October 2021, will be the biggest and most important global event to take place this year.
“Through our participation in this global exhibition, we will highlight Albania’s distinctive investment opportunities, its main tourist attractions and natural resources,” Balla continued, adding that Expo 2020 Dubai is a platform monumental world that serves to strengthen cooperation and partnerships among the nations of the world.
He noted that Albania allows the entry of UAE nationals and residents without the need for an entry visa, with two daily flights from Dubai and Sharjah, and expressed hope that Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launch daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Tirana to improve tourism. and trade between the two countries.
Albania’s strategic location in the Balkans has helped make it one of the most promising tourist destinations due to its rich history and beautiful natural landscapes, he explained.
Balla went on to praise the UAE government for its key role in containing the COVID-19 pandemic and its efforts to accelerate economic recovery and return to normal life.
“During my time in the UAE, I witnessed his willingness to welcome the world to Expo 2020 Dubai. The UAE has a sophisticated infrastructure and an advanced healthcare system capable to ensure the safety of all participants of Expo 2020 Dubai. “
He said: “There are many investment opportunities in Albania and we invite Emirati investors to invest in the various sectors of Albania including tourism, real estate and clean energy. We hope to collaborate with Masdar, because it is one of the most important in the world. renewable energy companies around the world. “
There are many avenues of cooperation to be explored between our countries, and Expo 2020 Dubai will provide us with the opportunity to pursue such partnerships with not only Emirati investors, but also investors from around the world, Balla added.
The Albanian parliamentarian said that the UAE’s remarkable commitment to implement prevention and precautionary measures related to COVID-19 reflects the growing awareness of society in the country, as well as public confidence in the effectiveness of these measures.
At the end of the interview, Balla congratulated the leadership and people of the UAE on the UAE’s 50th anniversary and praised their status as a world leader.