ISTANBUL

Turkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan embarked on an official visit to Albania on Monday.

The visit comes at the invitation of Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama.

Erdogan is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Minister Murat Kurum, Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu, and Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy. 

Discussions will be held on all aspects of the strategic partnership between Turkiye and Albania and steps to enhance cooperation between the two nations.

He will attend a handover ceremony for hundreds of houses built by Turkiye in the northwestern town of Lac, which was struck by a powerful earthquake in November 2019.

Erdogan will also inaugurate the Ethem Bey Mosque in the capital Tirana, which has been restored by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency.

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