Veliaj hands over the City Key to Colonel: An open gate for special friends
The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veiaj received in a meeting the leader of the PAMECA mission, Colonel Carlo d'Achille, who completed the task in our country. As a token of gratitude for the valuable contribution to the training and modernization of the Albanian Police, Veliaj handed over to Colonel d'Achille the "Key to the City".
"I am very proud that on behalf of the city of Tirana, today we give the 'City Key' to our friend Carlo d'Achille, a man in love with Albania, an exemplary leader of the Pameca mission, who has tried to modernize the Albanian Police, by given experience by our colleagues on the other side of the Adriatic, but who share the same mentality, sometimes the same issues with us. I am grateful to him not only for his years of service in Albania, in Kosovo, but also as a model citizen of Tirana. We donate the 'City Key' to Tirana to show that this city always has a gate, a house and an open heart for those who consider them special friends ", said Veliaj.
The Mayor praised the role played by PAMECA in Albania and the assistance to the State Police and the Municipal Police. "I am very proud of you, other colleagues of PAMECA, colleagues of the State Police and those of the Municipal Police. This is a job on the team, however every good team needs a good captain. Therefore, on behalf of the city, I would like to express my gratitude for the contribution given by PAMECA for the city of Tirana and all of Albania " , he added.
Colonel Carlo d'Achille expressed his gratitude to Mayor Veliaj for the appreciation given to him and the "PAMECA" mission in our country. "I am really happy to be receiving the 'City Key' of Tirana because it is not only for me, but for all the staff of the European project that I have been leading for more than 3 years," said d'Achille.
Meanwhile, Veliaj emphasized that it is precisely personal stories like this, which build invincible bridges of friendship. "I can't wait to be part of this great family even after you finish this mission because bridges between people are probably more important than bridges between governments, bureaucracies, diplomacy," he concluded.