15 young citizens swear for Albanian citizenship
15 young citizens, 11 of them from Kosovo, took the oath before the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, after receiving Albanian citizenship. At the swearing-in ceremony, Veliaj congratulated each of them on this new journey.
"I call obtaining citizenship a mission to make our country better, to raise it higher, to develop it more, to modernize it more. Today we have many sisters and brothers from Kosovo, who receive Albanian citizenship, we also have from North Macedonia, from Sweden. I really hope that you will receive the passport not just as a travel and identification instrument, but as a mission," said Veliaj.
The Mayor invited the young citizens to join the activities of Tirana European Youth Capital this year, now as part of the capital.
"I know that some of you divide your life between Albania and other countries, but I hope that every time you come back, we will have you present in our activities. This year, Tirana is the European Youth Capital, so for young people of any age, from 3 to 103 years old, we have an infinity of events", said Veliaj.
The 23-year-old footballer Flamur Tahiri, originally from Struga, but resident in Sweden, where he played in some of the local teams as a midfielder, was among the new citizens with an Albanian passport from today.