Thirty years after establishing diplomatic relations between Albania and Ukraine, Overseas Minister Olta Xhacka introduced it might open an embassy in Kyiv, a choice that was formally confirmed by the Council of Ministers on Thursday.
The announcement was first made on 12 January – the identical day that relations between the 2 nations had been established three a long time earlier than.
“On the event of this thirtieth anniversary, I’m completely satisfied to announce that Albania will improve its stage of illustration in Kyiv by opening its embassy in Ukraine,” Xhacka wrote on Twitter final week.
She added, “I look ahead with pleasure to the continuation of the cooperation with my good friend and colleague Dmytro Kuleba to advance and strengthen our cooperation even additional sooner or later.”
The minister continued that Albania will help Ukraine in its struggle towards Russia’s “unlawful conflict of aggression.”
“In the present day we’re proud to face by Ukraine as true mates on the precise facet of historical past. Ukraine’s heroic resistance is a struggle for freedom and a refusal to return to the tyranny from which we each emerged way back,” she wrote, referencing Albania’s exit from a brutal communist regime in 1991.
The announcement was then formalised on Thursday by means of a choice of the Council of Ministers which was then printed on their web site.
Whereas the choice enters into pressure instantly, no timeline has been given for organising the mission.
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the Tirana Municipality renamed the road on which the Russian Embassy sits, “Free Ukraine Avenue”, prompting the embassy to relocate to a different a part of the town.
(Alice Taylor | Exit.al)