|Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama Meets with Wang Yi|
On October 29, 2021 local time, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama met with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Tirana.
Rama asked Wang Yi to convey his cordial greetings and best wishes to Chinese leaders. Rama said, the friendship between Albania and China has a unique history and far-reaching influence. Albania had played an active role in China's restoration of its lawful seat in the United Nations, and it is still very proud of it. Albania respects China, admires China's development achievements and appreciates China's increasingly important role in international affairs. Albania will firmly adhere to the one-China policy and look forward to strengthening cooperation with China in all fields, injecting new vitality to Albania-China relations.
Wang Yi conveyed Chinese leaders' heartfelt greetings to Rama. Wang Yi said, the traditional friendship between China and Albania is not only a historical memory worth cherishing, but also a deep foundation for the smooth development of bilateral relations. The Chinese nation values friendship and tradition. No matter how far we have come, we will never forget where we began. China will always remember Albania's just support and the deep friendship forged between the two peoples. No matter how great our achievements may be, we must draw experience and wisdom from the historical development while insisting that all countries, large and small, are equal and should have mutual understanding and respect. No matter what difficulties and obstacles China encounters, China will firmly safeguard its national dignity and its legitimate rights and interests, firmly defend international fairness and justice, and oppose all power politics and bullying practices. China is willing to work with Albania to take care of each other's core interests, build on traditional friendship, enhance political mutual trust, and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields such as economy, trade investment, infrastructure, and people-to-people and cultural exchanges to open a new chapter in China-Albania relations in the new historical period.
Wang Yi said, China supports the "double-engine" driving effect of cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries as well as China-Europe cooperation to help CEE countries achieve greater development. Rama said, Albania actively supports cooperation between China and CEE countries and is willing to work together to translate the cooperation potential into tangible results. Albania welcomes more Chinese companies to invest in the country.