Minister Klosi attends the World Education Forum

During his participation in the proceedings of the World Education Forum (London 23-25 ​​January 2017), Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, Mr. Blendi Klosi, gave a presentation to the panel for new talents, and paid a visit to Barnet College, where he got acquainted with the programs of education / training offered by this college. In this college were studying some young Albanian students, with whom Mr. Klosi had a warm conversation.
Minister Klosi held a bilateral meeting with Mr. Robert Goodwill, Minister of State for Immigration at the Home Office. During the meeting Mr. Klosi briefed his counterpart on the latest developments in Albania related to the reform of social services, pension reform, and on training programs being offered to the young people. Mr. Klosi by emphasizing the will of the Albanian government to support as many as possible of Albanian immigrants who work and live legally in many countries, informed that it has begun to negotiate and conclude some bilateral agreements in the field of pensions. He cited the case of the most recently agreement reached with Austria, informed the British minister about the scope of issues arising from these agreements, and requested that such an agreement be reached with the UK government. This agreement is very much needed since a significant number of immigrants from Albania are living and working in the UK.
Mr. Goodwill thanked Mr. Klosi for the information provided concerning the latest developments in Albania in the field of social protection, mentioned that the British side considers Albania a safe country which is making progress towards EU integration. He offered the cooperation of the UK government towards the protection of immigrant families from forced labor or exploitation of migrants, and promised to convey to the Department for Work and Pensions a request to explore the possibility of drafting an agreement on pensions.
At the end of the meeting Mr. Goodwill expressed his interest in visiting Albania, which was welcomed by the Mr. Klosi.

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