The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Special Representative on South East Europe, Mark Pritchard, welcomed the appointment of Ambassador Zef Mazi as Albania’s Chief Negotiator with the European Union.
Appointed by Albania’s Prime Minister, Edi Rama, Ambassador Mazi is a diplomat with a long and distinguished experience who has also served as Albania’s Permanent Representative to the OSCE.
“Ambassador Mazi will bring extensive knowledge and wisdom and I believe that his experience will significantly contribute to the discussions towards Albania’s progress towards EU membership,” Pritchard said. “I welcome this step and I support the search for political unity in pursuing Albania’s domestic and foreign policy goals.”
In March this year, the European Council endorsed the opening of accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia.