TIRANA, Feb 14 /ATA/-By Z.Tosku/ – The Diaspora and Education Ministers of Albania and Kosovo held a joint working meeting on Wednesday to discuss efforts on establishing joint cultural and language centres for Albanians living abroad as part of the agreements the governments of both countries signed last November on setting up and co-financing offices aimed at educating the Albanian Diaspora from both countries by creating new cultural centres.
Speaking at a joint press conference at the Prime Minister’s office building following the meeting, the two announced that cooperation on education of the Albanian Diaspora is already underway and a language and education centre for Albanians living abroad will be established in Prishtina.
Minister of State for the Diaspora, Pandeli Majko, said that today’s meeting had concluded with important decisions, including the establishment of the education centre in the Kosovo capital, Prishtina.
“I think we have a lot to tell public on the 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. After the last joint session between the governments of both countries, I think the today’s meeting among the four ministers made several important decisions, one of which envisages the establishment of the education centre for the Diaspora in Prishtina,” Majko said.
On his part, Kosovo’s Minister of Diaspora and Strategic Investments, Dardan Gashi said he was looking forward to implementation of a series of joint projects in the Albanian Diaspora and the whole Balkan region.
The Education Minister Lindita Nikolla said that two countries will work on producing joint textbooks, while a joint managing team will address issues of employment of teachers and their training in order to ensure quality education of the Albanian Diaspora.
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