While the Spanish Culture Week has started in Tirana, the mayor Erion Veliaj received in a meeting the basketball legends of Real Madrid and Spain. Veliaj expressed satisfaction with the special relationship between Albania and Spain and underlined that this good relationship should continue as long as possible.
“Today we have a special relationship between Albanian and Spanish business, we have access to Spanish culture, and we also have direct flights from Tirana to Madrid or Barcelona. But, we want to take these achievements as high as possible, so I believe that we are in a very good moment for the relations between Albania and Spain. We invite all citizens, whether they will be active in sports or who will be involved in culinary activities, art, culture, dance, to enjoy this week “, said Veliaj.
The mayor stressed the importance of excellent relations between the two countries, especially in difficult times.
“We have gone through very difficult times with the earthquake, the pandemic, or the war that is happening not far from us, but it is very important to give the message that life goes on and the relationships between people are extremely important. Many thanks to the Ambassador of Spain and all colleagues from Real Madrid, who honored us today in Tirana. I am very optimistic that we have the best days ahead “, continued Veliaj.
The Ambassador of Spain in Tirana, Alvaro Renedo Zalba said: “We are pleased that we have strengthened the cooperation in the field of sports between Albania and Spain and that we have here the legends of Real Madrid, who have inspired us with the values they show in sports. We are also inspired by your extraordinary athletes. “Recently, you almost defeated us in football, and I believe that even in basketball you have a bright future ahead.”