Albanian President: tolerance and harmony can make a difference

The Council of Europe’s knowledge and experience provide the key to promote democratic societies that respect and uphold diversity, Albanian President Bujar Nishani told the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly today.

Marking Albania’s first ever chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, Mr Nishani called for support for membership of Kosovo in the Council of Europe as a way to ensure that European standards take root. Dialogue and institutional engagement were the only way to resolve internal problems and outstanding issues amongst neighbouring European countries, he said.

Video of the speech