The European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy, Johannes Hahn and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini saluted on Friday the agreement reached one day ago between Prime Minister, Edi Rama and the opposition's leader, Lulzim Basha.
"We congratulate the political parties in Albania for the agreement reached, which will lead to the holding of the elections of the June 25 with the participation of all parties. The political leaders have responded to their citizens' expectations and showed democratic maturity.
This was a first crucial step. Now, this agreement must be swiftly implemented to prepare elections in line with international standards.
As the vote of the Parliament for the establishment of the vetting bodies is part of the agreement, reiterate the importance of a solid and credible implementation of the vetting process, which is the key for progress toward EU membership," declared the EU officials.
They also underlined that EU will keep supporting Albania and the legitimate aspirations of its people for a better future.