In the framework of the further cooperation among Balkan countries initiated by the Summit of Berlin in 2014, the Western Balkan Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers of Transport attended “Western Balkans 6” conference which took place in the Kosovo’s capital of Pristina.
The Western Balkan Ministers signed an important agreement which predicts that within 2030 the capitals, the economic centers and main ports of the region will be connected through a modern rad infrastructure.
One of the most important decisions taken at the meeting is the finalization of Adriatic-Ionian highway which will connect the Albanian Riviera with Croatia, known as the Blue Highway. This ambitious infrastructural project is predicted to pass through Croatia, Albania and end in Greece.
Part of the infrastructural agreement is also the construction of Albania – Montenegro railway, the Eighth Corridor, ect. The discussed projects at this meeting will be presented in the Vienna Summit as priority projects, which will ensure the networking of the Western Balkan countries and therefore the economic growth of them. The Albanian delegation was headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati and the Minister of Transports Edmond Haxhinasto.
The conference was praised by the Prime Minister Edi Rama which in a Facebook update stated that the blue Highway is one of the most important projects. “The first result of the Berlin Conference will be the construction of the Blue Highway which will connect the coasts of Croatia, Montenegro and Albania,” stated Rama.
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