An Albanian diaspora gathering in the US | Photo: Facebook

A photo from a previous Albanian diaspora gathering in the US

Ahead of a major summit gathering Albanians from 50 countries around the world, debate still continues on the best ways that Albania can draw on its emigrants’ talents.

Ahead of a major summit of Albanian diaspora communities from around the world, Albania is mulling the best ways of utilizing its large diaspora.

On November 2016, for the first time, the government plans to hold the first-ever diaspora summit, also marking 25 years of post-communist migration.

The Prime Minister, Edi Rama, told a meeting of Albanians in New York on Monday that the summit would open a new chapter for the nation.

“The summit in November is going to be the moment when we show who we are, what we are able to do and that we are experienced enough to do even more,” Rama said.

The summit will gather Albanians from around 50 countries around the world, including pre- and post-communist emigrants.

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