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You support us for NATO we will give you back with the EU

You support us for NATO we will give you back with the EU

The Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin during the joint conference with the Prime Minister of the country, Edi Rama, expressed her support for Albania to join the EU and also thanked for the mutual support of Albania for Finland to join NATO.

Sanna Marin stressed that "there is no deeper relationship between nations than to be allies."

"I am very happy to be in Tirana. Albania and Finland already have a very good relationship dating back to 1956 when Europe looked different. We are working hard to advance European integration. What is most important is that we are together to help Ukraine. Russian aggression has changed our entire security generation for generations. Sweden and I applied for NATO. I want to thank you for your strong and clear support. Albania is a firm supporter of NATO's open door policy. Your voice sends an important message to Russia. Finland and Sweden will make the alliance stronger. We must intensify our support for Ukraine in order to make Russia stop its aggression. We want to see all the countries of the Western Balkans join the EU. We want to support Albania for its EU membership. "There is no deeper relationship between nations than to be allies," said Sanna Marin.

Prime Minister Edi Rama said: Being a country that has had in the past the importance to learn more lessons, I think it has a very respectful voice to understand how important is the resistance and the connection that some want to make between what happened in Ukraine and what could happen tomorrow somewhere else. The Balkans is a weak, delicate link. For this reason, Finland's experience and word is very important to the whole community.

We talked about what is coming, the official opening of the membership process of Albania and Northern Macedonia. I told him that I do not expect anything from this Council, but in the meantime Finland is trying to clear the process. We are very grateful for that. We wholeheartedly support Finland and Sweden's membership in NATO. In every respect they are an added value of the alliance and the doors of the alliance must be open to the entry of Finland and Sweden. We feel privileged to be given the opportunity to do one thing for Finland.

In the end, I wish them all the best. I hope that the visit, although short, will make the Prime Minister come with his daughter and co-sufferer.