UN Resident Coordinator received by Speaker of Assembly, Mr. Gramoz Ruçi
- Speaker appreciated UN support to the most vulnerable segments of the population to fight COVID-19.
Ms. Fiona McCluney was received today by the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr. Gramoz Ruçi on the occasion of the beginning of her duty in Tirana.
Mr. Ruçi expressed his gratitude for continuous cooperation between Albania and the UN to furthering progress to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and praised the UN for support provided to Albanian institutions and the most vulnerable segments of the population to fight COVID-19.
Albania encourages the recent UN initiative on "Supporting Dialogue, Confidence Building and Reconciliation in the Western Balkans". The philosophy of the UN initiative is commendable and goes in the spirit of resolving regional issues, past and present, through dialogue. We should all try to make it successful ", underlined the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr. Gramoz Ruçi.
The new UN Resident Coordinator in Albania, Mrs. Fiona McCluney, thanked the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr. Gramoz Ruçi, for the institutional and personal commitment as well as his constructive role in the drafting of the Albanian legislation as well as the cooperation with the organizations of the UN system. She expressed the assessment that the electoral reform, among other issues, has managed to guarantee gender equality in representation in the Albanian Parliament and noted the commendable work of the Assembly and Speaker Ruçi for the ratification of international conventions and the drafting of legislation in support of human rights, children, refugees and asylum seekers.