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Veliaj talks about meetings with dignitaries in the USA: I promoted Albania, I didn't go to Washington to insult Saliu and Meta

Veliaj talks about meetings with dignitaries in the USA: I promoted Albania, I

The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, recently paid a visit to Washington, USA, where he met well-known political figures and personalities.

Invited to the show "Log", on ABC News, with journalist Endri Xhafo, the mayor said that he was in Washington to promote Albania. Veliaj said that cyber attacks from Iran, as well as Russian financing in Albanian politics, were a concern for the Americans.

"I did not go to campaign, to insult Saliu and Meta. Our country needs great friends. Albania does well. But if I had gone to do politics, who is "non grata" and who is "sigurims", this is stale. In order to promote Albania and Tirana, I deal with this work all day. They were concerned about Russian funding and Iranian attacks. Lul Basha is a politically dead horse. I fight these people when they are strong", said Veliaj.

Veliaj also spoke about the organization of these meetings.

"Friendships are earned. The office of the municipality has requested meetings with all these personalities and they have responded to 20 of the 20 meetings that we have requested, with the answer: yes, We are very interested in meeting the Mayor of Tirana, to know more about what is happening in Tirana , what is happening in Albania. Definitely with a very great sense of gratitude for both what our government did with the Afghans and what our government did with the Iranians. Even for what our government did with Ukraine", Veliaj added.