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The behind the scenes of yesterday's meeting between the US ambassador, Yuri Kim and the leader of the Freedom Party, former president Ilir Meta, are revealed.
Sources of Politiko.al inform that in order to hold this meeting, the American embassy has asked the Parliament of Albania for an environment. However, the Assembly, with the approval of Speaker Lindita Nikolla, has rejected Kim's request, claiming that there are no vacant premises.
Regardless, of this position on the part of the Assembly, Kim continued with the plan by meeting Meta and PL representatives at the headquarters of the Freedom Party.
what happened yesterday
After the meeting, Meta announced on social networks that during the meeting the cooperation of the Freedom Party with the USA was discussed, in the interest of strengthening and intensifying the strategic partnership between Albania and the USA.
"Today I welcomed the Ambassador of the United States of America, Mrs. Yuri Kim. It was a pleasure to openly and constructively discuss the cooperation of the Freedom Party with the USA, in the interest of strengthening and intensifying the strategic partnership between Albania and the USA, fulfilling our obligations as a NATO member country, as well as priority acceleration reforms of the European integration of Albania and the Western Balkans in the EU", Meta wrote on Facebook.
On the other hand, the Ambassador of the United States of America, Yuri Kim, has underlined that the Albanian political parties should engage in dialogue for integration and democracy in the country. In a post on Twitter, the embassy announced that this meeting of Kim with Meta was a continuation of her meetings with political leaders.
"The ambassador of the United States of America, Yuri Kim, met today with the chairman of the Freedom Party, Ilir Meta, as part of her ongoing meetings with Albanian political leaders. She reiterated the need for political parties to come together to engage in constructive dialogue that strengthens democracy, fights corruption and advances Albania's negotiations for full membership in the European Union" , writes the American embassy.