During the official visit to Albania Sir Alan Duncan, the United Kingdom Minister for Europe paid a visit to the Western Balkans Fund premises in Tirana. The Executive Director of WBF Dr. Gjergj Murra welcomed Sir Alan and thanked the UK for its support to the region. This visit comes at a time when the UK is preparing to host the Western Balkans Summit.
Dr. Murra informed Sir Alan about the mission and activities of the WBF and the aim to contribute directly to people-to-people contacts in the Western Balkans region. He stressed the importance of continuous support of UK for the development and integration processes of Western Balkans into European Union. Dr. Murra kindly invited UK Government to support the Western Balkans Fund.
Sir Alan Duncan said that this is a great initiative. “The fact that this initiative is grown from inside Western Balkans is strategically important. I have words of encouragement. This is exactly what we are expecting from the Western Balkans and we want this to be successful.”
The meeting is held ahead of the Berlin Process Summit of 2018 which will be organized under the auspices of UK.