Prime Minister Edi Rama started a visit in London today at the invitation of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Top Channel’s envoy in London, Muhamed Veliu, says that during his visit to the parliament, PM Rama will raise concerns about the rhetoric used against Albanian immigrants by English politicians in the country’s parliament.
Shortly before arriving in parliament, Prime Minister Edi Rama gave an interview for the BBC state network, where he said: “The arrival of people in rafts in England is a complex issue.
“I am here to say out loud that Albanians are an important community that contributes to important sectors in Britain”.
“It’s not just a matter of people arriving by boat. It is a complex issue related to their aspirations for a safe life in this part of the world. I am not here to comment on a law like that of immigration, which has created many debates among you. I am here to try and give the message that Albania is an extremely beautiful country where we have an increase in tourism from where we see many, many British people coming as visitors.”
“Unfortunately, we have seen that Albanians and the Albanian community here are being singled out and taken as an example for political purposes”, Rama added.
“Albania-England relations have reached a low point and we hope this will improve.
“We reject the mixing of a minority of criminals with the Albanian community here as a whole. The repetition of the ethnicity for a crime, is a crime in itself.”