The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Albania Boyko Borissov and Edi Rama spoke prior to the meeting of the leaders of the Western Balkans, organized by the Bulgarian Prime Minister and the EC President Jean-Claude Juncker. The focus of the meeting was on the importance of the Corridor 8 project which is to connect the Black Sea with the Adriatic. They unanimously agreed that the construction of the railway infrastructure, the motorway between Sofia, Skopje and Tirana, and the digital connection through a 5G network and broadband should be carried out in parallel.
The excellent bilateral relations and the political dialogue between the two countries were also noted during the meeting. “The development of good neighborly relations and the constructive role of Albania in the region, based on European and Euro-Atlantic values, continue to be of great importance,” the Bulgarian Prime Minister said, adding that the internal political processes in Albania are proof of the strategic European choice of the country and its citizens.