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Address to the Parliament of Albania

The Federal President gave a speech to Kuvendi i Shqipërisë, the Parliament of Albania, in Tirana on 1 December: "I can discern no doubts in Albania about its clearly EU-facing direction and its firmly rooted position within NATO. I find your steadfastness and your commitment to our European and transatlantic values impressive, and many people all over Europe, including in my country, could take an example from you."

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Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier being welcomed with military honours by the President of the Republic of Albania, Bajram Begaj, at the Presidential Office in Tirana

Visit to Albania

Federal President Steinmeier visited Albania on 1 and 2 December. His first visit to the Republic of Albania was used to express Germany's support for the country's ongoing journey towards the European Union. After political talks inter alia with President Begaj and Prime Minister Rama, the Federal President addressed parliament in Tirana. Furthermore, he visited the Museum of Secret Surveillance: "House of Leaves", discussed how to deal with the communist past and talked to pupils from the six Western Balkan countries.

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Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier being welcomed with military honours by the President of to the Republic of North Macedonia , Stevo Pendarovski, at the Office of the President in Skopje

Visit to North Macedonia

Federal President Steinmeier visited North Macedonia from 29 November to 1 December. Political talks were planned in the capital Skopje inter alia with President Pendarovski and Prime Minister Kovachevski, and the Federal President gave a speech at the parliament. Furthermore, the Federal President met young people at the Presidential Center for Political Education, talked to filmmakers about the Macedonian film Honeyland and visited the country's first wind park in Bogdanci.

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Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gives a speech at the presentation of the Henry A. Kissinger Prize to the Federal President by the American Academy in the Metropolitan Club in New York/USA

Kissinger Prize for Federal President Steinmeier

The Federal President was presented with the Henry A. Kissinger Prize on 16 November in New York. In his speech upon acceptance of the award he pointed out: "Dividing the world in two, pitting 'us against them', a new formation of two antagonistic blocs is, I believe, not in our interest. In my opinion, striving for international cooperation, establishing common rules, pursuing dialogue between different-minded parties, and seeking to establish partnerships is not a question of style. It is a question of survival."

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