The OSCE Presence in Albania was among the first to publicly congratulate the new Albanian government after they were sworn in by President Meta this morning.
In a statement on Facebook, OSCE announced that it is ready “to continue our existing engagements” with the Albanian government.
The Presence also said that it will collaborate with the government to achieve this latter’s priorities, namely “the completion of the justice reform, the fight against organized crime and corruption, the modernization of Albania’s security sector, [and] electoral reform.”
EU Ambassador to Albania, Luigi Soreca, also congratulated Prime Minister Rama on Twitter, saying he expects the new government to focus on EU integration reforms.
We congratulate Prime Minister @ediramaal🇦🇱and @AlbGov on their taking office. We expect #EU🇪🇺integration and all related reforms, including #ruleoflaw, to feature high on the Government’s agenda. Strong inter-institutional coordination is key for 🇪🇺accession. #EU4Albania🇪🇺🇦🇱 https://t.co/k1QeAoS9u5
— Luigi Soreca🇪🇺 (@LSorecaEU) September 18, 2021
Likewise, US Ambassador Yuri Kim also took to Twitter to express her congratulations to Prime Minister Rama and his new government.
Congratulations to PM @ediramaal on officially launching historic 3rd mandate. 🇺🇸 looks forward to working intensively with 🇦🇱 to strengthen democracy, defense & business. Urime dhe suksese!
— Ambassador Yuri Kim (@USAmbAlbania) September 18, 2021
Albanian President Ilir Meta swore in Albania’s new government at 10 a.m. this Saturday, marking the beginning of Edi Rama’s third term as Prime Minister.
Following the ceremony, Rama and his cabinet reunited in the Prime Minister’s Office for their first official meeting where they will approve a number of draft laws and decisions.