President of the Republic Ilir Meta on Saturday received and held talks with a visiting US Senate delegation led by Senator Roy Blunt on a fact-finding trip to several Western Balkan countries.
President’s office said in a press release that the Albanian head of state and the US senators praised the excellent ties and strategic partnership between Albania and the United States, Albania’s contribution to NATO and the country’s stabilizing role in the region.
The interlocutors highlighted the US Vice-President Mike Pence’s visit to Montenegro and his clear message on regional security issues and coordinated actions in the framework of the global war against terrorism and the violent extremism.
President Meta said stability and security form the indispensable basis for the region’s progress and prosperity, highlighting that close cooperation with US and the NATO in the fight against terrorism and organized crime is crucial to the safe and secure future of our countries.
In a posting on Facebook account, the U.S. embassy also announced that the senators discussed the partnership between the two countries and issues of mutual interest such as: fight against terrorism and violent extremism.