Foreign Relations Of Albania
Albanian foreign policy since its independence has maintained a policy of complementarism by trying to have friendly relations with all countries. Albania is a member of more than 48 different international organizations including the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation., the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and La Francophonie.
The main objectives of Albanian foreign policy are:
- Accession of Albania to the European Union
- International recognition of Kosovo
- The recognition of Expulsion of Cham Albanians
- Helping the Albanians in Macedonia
- Helping the Albanians in Montenegro
- Helping the Albanians in southern Serbia
- Helping the Albanians in Greece
- Helping the Arbëreshë in Italy
- Helping Albanian diaspora
The main factors defining Albanian foreign policy consist of geopolitical location, population, economic crisis, and ties with Albanian diaspora throughout the world. Albania has concentrated on maintaining good relations with its Balkan neighbours, gaining access to European-Atlantic security institutions, and securing close ties with the United States.
On 14 January 2011, Albania signed a pact with Italy for a corporal foreign strategy.
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