Foreign Minister Osmani’s Stand on Open Balkan Remains Unchanged

Foreign Minister and DUI presidential candidate Bujar Osmani said on Friday that he adhered to his stand on the Open Balkan initiative.

As he added, he will brief the Government over the 2023 Banjska attack and it will decide whether that was in contradiction with the fundamental principle of the initiative.

“I said what the fundamental goals of Open Balkan were, that it was an initiative by Albania strongly supported by the US. So, there hasn’t been a conversation of mine with the US without it encouraging us to support that initiative because it had two goals: reconciliation and unlocking the region’s economic potential due to the administrative barriers,” he noted, stressing that what had happened in Banjska had been in contradiction with the reconciliation pillar.