Turkey to assist Albania in flood catastrophe administration

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Issues related to water investments, flood, agriculture and forestry discussed, says Turkish deputy minister

Turkey to help Albania in flood disaster management

BELGRADE, Serbia 

Turkey’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Akif Ozkaldi on Friday visited Albania’s capital to hold talks on cooperation for flood disaster management. 

Ozkaldi met representatives of Albania-Turkey Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ATTSO) in Tirana. 

Following the meeting, Ozkaldi told Anadolu Agency that they are visiting Albania to discuss the possible cooperations between the two countries on repetitive floods that have hit the country in the past two years.

“Today, we have made an assessment with the Albanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman and the members in terms of investments, cooperation opportunities in Albania and the projects that we can do in the coming days,” said Ozkaldi.

The delegation will also meet Albanian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Niko Peleshi to discuss issues such as water investments, flood, agriculture and forestry. 

Ozkaldi recalled that a research team from the ministry visited Albania in April. 

“They took up the issue of floods, they did a study. Today, we will make an assessment on water, agriculture and forestry in a broader perspective and hope that we will discuss what we can do about cooperation in the coming days,” said Ozkaldi.

Also, Ozkaldi and his delegation carried out examinations in the flood regions on Thursday.

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