US, Albania sign 5G tech coordination agreement

Prime Minister Edi Rama met Sunday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Brussels, where they jointly signed the US-Albania agreement on 5G Albanian coordination, Albania Daily News reported. [Shutterstock/Anton_Medvedev]

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama met Sunday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Brussels, where they jointly signed the US-Albania agreement on 5G Albanian coordination, Albania Daily News reported.

“Thank you […] for the work we have done together. We are setting a strong example of the need to work with trusted people when it comes to technology networks,” said Blinken, according to official sources.

“We are grateful for what the US and Albania have done together in certain areas, such as Defender 21. We are looking forward to you taking your place in UN security. This partnership will be long remembered”, he added.

Following the agreement’s signing, Rama said in a speech that efforts should be made to ensure the initiative is embraced by other countries in the regions, adding that the hopes this will not be compromised by sometimes malicious third actors.

The meeting between Rama and Blinken comes less than a month after former prime minister Sali Berisha was pronounced persona non grata by the US. (Zeljko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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