President welcomes government’s financial support package in view of COVID-19 emergency

The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, issued a press statement last evening to welcome the financial support package in view of the COVID-19 emergency unveiled by the Prime Minister. He urged the Government to define without delay the aid criteria for businesses and families in need. “I also encourage consultations with interest groups in order to delineate transparently the funds’ allocation, with the aim of swiftly responding to the citizens’ urgent needs,” Meta said, adding that the President was ready to cut in half his salary as well.

In addition, Meta said that the funds allocated to his office could be reduced as well, in order to be reallocated to the health sector and other first-line sectors fighting the Novel coronavirus pandemic.