Arbi Mazniku talks about Syri Tv: We did not see the menu either. The private company paid for it all
The Deputy Mayor of Tirana, Arbjan Mazniku has spoken about the photo-much commented on the network and used these days by the opposition with a stream of accusations for spending the money of Albanian taxpayers with dinners in Dubai.
Arbjan Mazniku was part of the dinner in Dubai and for Syri Tv, he said that in that restaurant they were invited by a private company and that they were the ones who paid for everything:
'Even if I had seen the news from the way the dinner looked and was portrayed unfairly, I would have been revolted. I understand the boredom and resentment they have when information goes out of context. We went as part of a government attempt to bring to Albania an investor, called EMAAR Group. It is an interested party for the revitalization of the port of Durres.
We are talking about an investment that exceeds 2 billion euros. The company is also interested in approaching the city of Tirana and is considering several investment opportunities. I was there to present some possible projects in Tirana.
Mr. Mohamed Alabbar has spent a whole day and a half with us. He was not at the famous dinner because he had to move. They were all offered by the company. We met Nusret. We did not see the menu nor did we order it because it was the company's order '.