TIRANA, October 16
The Albanian minority that live in the city of Zadar in Croatia since decades will now have the chance to preserve their language as the Albanian high-school was officially opened. Albanian ambassador to Croatia, Ilir Melo said that this is an event of historic importance for the Albanians of Zadar that want to keep their language and traditions.
“This is a marked day because a generation of Albanians arrived here 300-years ago from northern Albania, and another generation arrived during the last century. This is the chance for the Arbanasi of Zadar to learn the Albanian language and preserve their culture,” Ambassador Melo said. Moreover, he highlighted that the Embassy of Albania in Croatia will provide all the necessary support to this community.
On his part, the representative of Kosovo’s Embassy in Croatia, Uliks Emra said that language is the greatest wealth of Albanians and they take proud on this.
“The Embassy of Kosovo will support similar events. The Albanian people will never forget the historical friendship with the Croat people,” Emre said.
Head teacher of ‘Vladimir Nazor’ high-school welcomed all the students. Most of them studied at Krune Kristica elementary school, which has classes in Albanian language.
News Source: Koha Net