H.E. Gazmend Barbullushi, the ambassador of the Republic of Albania in Madrid, paid a visit to the Executive Director of the IOC, Abdellatif Ghédira. Together, they discussed ways to revitalise cooperation between the country and the Organisation.
The Albanian ambassador recognised that his country had not been very active at the sessions of the Council of Members in recent years, despite the importance of the olive sector for the national economy. He promised to liaise with his government and raise awareness among the authorities involved in the sector in order to create a plan to revitalise cooperation between the IOC and his country and, above all, to become more involved in the activities of the Organisation.
The Executive Director expressed his satisfaction that Albania had resumed its natural place in the IOC and expressed his readiness to assist the Albanian olive sector in every possible way. He also thanked the ambassador for his commitment and offered to maintain direct and permanent contact with him.