Italian Delegation led by the Italian Police Deputy General Director Della Rocca, meets with Heads of Albanian and Kosovar Law Enforcement Agencies
Assistance offered by PAMECA IV highlights the meetings
The Italian Deputy General Director of Public Security Department at the Criminal Police Central Directorate, Mr Fulvio Della Rocca, accompanied by the PAMECA IV Project Leader Mr Gennaro Capoluongo, the Italian Regional Coordinator of Police Attachés for Western Balcans and Eastern Europe Mr. Paolo Sartori and Mr Maurizio De Lucia, prosecutor at the Anti-Mafia Directorate, were in an official visit to Tirana and Prishtina from 18 to 22 January 2015.
In Tirana, the Italian delegation was received in meetings by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Albania Mr Saimir Tahiri, the ASP GD Mr Artan Didi, and the General Prosecutor Mr Adriatik Llalla during which topics of mutual interest for the two countries were discussed, as well as the satisfaction of the Albanian main beneficiaries with the Italian led PAMECA IV project.
The delegation traveled from Tirana to Prishtina to meet with Kosovo Police General Director, Mr Shpend Maxhuni and the General Prosecutor Mr Syle Hoxhaj to gain an insight on possible development of joint Albania-Kosovo activities brokered by PAMECA IV which could be beneficial for both the Albanian State Police and the General Prosecution Office.
The Italian delegation was in Tirana during the launching of an important and unique project on road safety initiated by PAMECA IV and developed jointly with the Tirana Police Directorate. The ICARO project, already launched only in EU MS was for the first time launched in Tirana with the broadcast of ‘Young Europe’ movie, targeting youngsters. During the ceremony Mr Della Rocca said among other things, that selecting Albania to be the first non-EU country where this project is launched was not by chance, he said “It is a sign of closeness to Europe, a bridge on which to build a solid basis of renewed bond of friendship and collaboration for sharing those fundamental principles related to the values of democracy and community”.
The Italian delegation visited the premises of PAMECA IV at the General Directorate of the Albanian State Police where they met with the project staff.
Throughout the whole visit, the Italian delegation was supported by the PAMECA IV team and accompanied in all meetings by the PAMECA IV Team Leader, Mr Giorgio Butini.