"Thank you to @ediramaal for Albania’s offer to provide safe haven for Afghans in need. Very grateful for the strong partnership between the United States and our NATO Ally." @SecBlinken https://t.co/H5y4maygNm pic.twitter.com/XKo9EhJNpC
— USEmbassyTirana (@USEmbassyTirana) August 19, 2021
We were Afghans escaping our own hell. Albania cannot afford to have short memory. We owe it to our children.
My #BBC interview about Albania being the first door opened in Europe to the people of Afghanistan who believed in democracy and worked with us🤝https://t.co/x81JrJ5thJ pic.twitter.com/TsbVmvDKlv
— Edi Rama (@ediramaal) August 19, 2021
PM @ediramaal on the crisis in Afghanistan and Albania’s offer to shelter Afgani refugees. “We are not rich, but do not lack in memory, traditions or morals and it is in our honour to be there for others as they have been for us”. https://t.co/2556F9rI5Z
— Endri Fuga (@endrifuga) August 15, 2021
First group is expected to arrive in the next days and will be placed in student dormitories in Tirana. https://t.co/JIK0a9e3pT
— Marija Ristić (@Marien__R) August 19, 2021
Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia are the first European countries to say they’ll provide temporary shelter for Afghans bound for the US.
The three are among the poorest countries in Europe, and all hope to eventually join the European Union. https://t.co/JT3XmL4yCA
— POLITICOEurope (@POLITICOEurope) August 19, 2021