The second day of Minister Bushati’s visit in Washington was marked by relaunching of the Senate Albanian Issues Caucus. The news was announced in the course of meetings that Minister Bushati held with the co-chairs of the caucus, Senators Gary Peters from Michigan and Joni Ernst from Iowa.
The Senate Albanian Issues Caucus consists of a group of Republican and Democrat senators and will have a key role in supporting, promoting and favoring the dialogue in the US Senate about Albania and on essential issues, not only for the Albanian-American community but also for all Albanians in the Balkan region.
“Albania is a key ally to America and a valued member of the international community that is committed to advancing democracy and enacting critical reforms” stated Senator Peters during his meeting with Minister Bushati.
Interlocutors dwelt on the progress of reforms in the rule of law in our country as well as on the specific weight and the special economic and cultural contribution of the Albanian-American community in the state of Michigan.
“I look forward to working with Senator Ernst to reaffirm the deep bonds between the American and Albanian people and support democratic rights for Albanians in Balkan countries” senator Peters stressed.
At the meeting with the co-chair of the caucus, Republican senator Joni Ernst, Minister Bushati underscored the importance of deepening the strategic partnership between Albania and the U.S. in the framework of the Congress’s new legislation.
Senator Ernst underlined the specific weight of the Albanian American relations in South-Eastern Europe and praised the common achievements in consolidating the rule of law in Albania and the whole region’s Euro-Atlantic perspective.
Mrs. Ernst committed together with senator Peters that would act in function of achieving the objectives of the two allied countries, in facing common threats and in promoting our Euro-Atlantic interests and values.