Tirana, 21 May: The president of Albania, Alfred Moisiu, and the president of Croatia, Stipe Mesic, met today in Varna (Bulgaria) and discussed the situation in the region. The Press Office of the Albanian President made known that the two presidents, who are taking part in the Varna Forum, stressed the "excellent level of bilateral political relations" and committed themselves "to increasing the formal and informal contacts, extending them to other counterparts in the region". They also placed emphasis upon the necessity for the realistic treatment of the regional issues. The president of Croatia, Mesic, informed his Albanian counterpart about his idea to visit Kosovo in a near future.
Source: ATA news agency, Tirana, in English 1812 gmt 21 May 05