Celebration of 60th anniversary of re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Albania and Austria

2016 is an important year for the excellent relations between Albania and Austria, for it marks the 94thanniversary of the establishment of the first diplomatic relations between our countries, as well as the 60thanniversary of their re-establishment.

In this context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Austrian Embassy in Tirana organized the Albanian - Austrian Day, which included a scientific conference held in the MFA premises, entitled "Albania - Austria: Reflections on 60 years of re-establishment of diplomatic relations".

The conference was addressed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Odeta Barbullushi and Austrian Ambassador in Tirana Johann Sattler. Both panels of the conference were attended by Albanian and Austrian albanologists and historians, as well as journalists, writers, representatives of the diplomatic corps and other guests.

Following, an Albanian-Austrian Evening was held at the National Historical Museum, where historical pictures of the two countries from the album of the Austrian honorary consul, Gergj Leqezja, as well as magazines and books from the National Library were displayed. This event was welcomed by the Minister of Economic Development, Trade, Tourism and Entrepreneurship Milva Ekonomi.

On this occasion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced the first issue of the diplomatic magazine of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “DiploMag2016”, which highlights the 60th anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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