Diaspora summit to kick off in Tirana

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times November 18, 2016 10:59

Diaspora summit to kick off in Tirana

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  • Prime Minister Rama has described the summit as a test for all Albanians “to work together and contribute to strengthen the national identity and promote the rich legacy which makes Albanians proud.”

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TIRANA, Nov 17 – The first Albanian Diaspora Summit will kick off this week at the Palace of Congresses in Tirana, to be held from 18 – 20 November 2016.

The summit, organized in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration, will be attended by all interested fellow citizens, leaders, representatives of Albanian cultural associations, distinguished personalities in the fields of culture, arts, literature, business and others.

The summit is expected to become a meeting place for Albanians from 50 countries around the world, and will also mark 25 years of massive post-communist migration.

Prime Minister Rama has described the summit as a test for all Albanians “to work together and contribute to strengthen the national identity and promote the rich legacy which makes Albanians proud.”

“Welcome to Tirana this November for this first challenge, the first ever Summit of the Albanian Diaspora,” Rama said in a video message posted on social media.

He also announced the launch of samitidiaspores.al, a website where people can register to participate in the event.

During the three days, participants will attend special panels aimed for discussion on European integration, foreign investments, promotion of tourism, arts and culture, a larger support for the Albanian Diaspora and fostering the country’s image.

Guests will also visit various historic, tourist and cultural sights and attractions in Tirana and nationwide.

Unhappy with conditions and opportunities at home, more than a third of Albanian citizens now reside abroad thanks to a massive wave of migration that started with the end of communism and continues to this day.

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times November 18, 2016 10:59