As a sign of warming relations between the two countries, Albania and Serbia have signed an agreement thanks to which the citizens of both countries can travel to the two countries only with their ID cards, no passport or visas necessary.
After the ceremony, Albania’s Prime Minister, Edi Rama, hailed the agreement as “a positive step”.
“It is a good step that now Albania has freedom of movement with basically all countries, including Serbia, with which we signed freedom of movement agreement between our citizens – with no other document necessary other than ID cards. I think this is a very positive step,” Rama told the online held press conference.
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The Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, said he expected more citizens of both countries to visit Albania and Serbia.
“I am confident that now that we have formally solved all obstacles that Serbian citizens can go not only to the territory of Northern Macedonia but also to the territory of Albania only with an ID card, and that there will be many more Albanians in Nis and Belgrade … who want to see Serbia, but also many more Serbs who want to see Durres, Tirana and other places in Albania,” Vucic said.
The deal was signed during an online meeting of Vucic, Rama and North Macedonian Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev, as a part of the regional mini-Schengen initiative.
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