Albanian President Ilir Meta has responded again to criticism from Premier Edi Rama over his rejection of Rama’s candidate for the head of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
President Meta wrote on his Facebook page that “the ministry cannot be a driving school where the teacher is teaching a genius”, referring to Rama’s comments in a press conference that the candidate Gent Cakaj was the smartest person he had ever met and “had read more books than all the media reporters (present in the presser) combined”.
“Today, amid important moments of our regional challenges, the Ministry for Europe and the Foreign Affairs cannot transform into a driving school where the big teacher is trying to teach the ‘genius’ how to change the borders of the entire Western Balkans”, Meta wrote.
“The Socialist Party has extraordinary capacities in the field of the foreign policy and Albania has many experienced diplomats that can be put in the lead of our foreign policy without passing first through the driving school of changing the borders of the entire Western Balkans.
Albania will always be a factor of peace and stability in the region.
Albania will be a trusted leader in its chairmanship of the OSCE as well.