Minister Bushati received Albanian national football team

Minister Bushati receives Albanian national football team at MFA premises
Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati received the Albanian national football team at the MFA premises, which qualified for the European Championship, Euro 2016. He praised the historic participation of our national team in such competition, the worthy representation of our country, exemplary behavior of Albanian fans and the memorable, powerful emotions conveyed through the matches.
In his address, Minister Bushati underlined that this national team “has written the history of a European-spirited Albania, which managed to upraise our country on one of the highest pedestals of world football. This is the best message which shows that we have every opportunity to move forward as a nation, not just in football. This has been a journey for all of us, mind and soul, with you, towards Europe. You managed to commendably represent all Albanians, by becoming the national team of the entire country. You have proven yourselves to be our ambassadors in the world.”
National team captain Lorik Cana thanked Minister Bushati for the hospitality, his kind words and the outstanding support of all Albanians during the matches and on their return home. "Like many other players, we grew up abroad, in France, Germany, England, and we all have received congratulation messages, but what has made us most proud, in addition to the matches, was the warm reception dedicated to all of us "- Cana stated.
Following the decision taken by the Albanian government, members of the national football team were provided with diplomatic passports, as a sign of recognition and appreciation.

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