Kosovo, Albania Sign Memorandum on Exchange of Electricity
Sep 10, 2008 - BBC Monitoring European
The Ministry of Energy and Mining (MEM) of Kosova [Kosovo]
and the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Energy of Albania
signed today a memorandum of cooperation, which aims the
enlargement of the connection infrastructures as well the
exchange of experiences between the two countries.
The memorandum foresees the exchange of electric energy
between Kosova and Albania during the year. This agreement
deals with the planning of fulfilment of the needs not only
for businesses but also for households.
The minister of economy, trade and energy of Albania, Genc
Ruli, said that the signing of this memorandum is a product
of a diplomatic exchange and the work of the two ministries.
"This agreement is not only a diplomatic and political
step but also a necessity imposed by the circumstances in
the energy market in region and the world," Ruli said.
On the other hand, the minister of MEM, Justina Shiroka-Pula,
said that the cooperation between Kosova and Albania is
very necessary due to the character of the energy systems
She said that the cooperation between the two countries
will continue in the future through joint investments.
"We are exploring the possibilities in which sector we
can make a joint investment," Minister Pula said.
Originally published by KosovaLive website, Pristina, in
English 9 Sep 08.
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