“Even with the recent technological advances, Skanderbeg has offered us some qualities that the Albanian society needs”.
This is how the State Minister for Diaspora, Pandeli Majko opened his speech at the closing event of the celebration of the 550th anniversary of the death of Skanderbeg. The event was held at the Orthodox Cultural Center. Mr. Majko added that this is not only a moment to remember a great warrior or an event, but an important phenomenon that had a great impact on the Albanian society. Without Skanderbeg, our society could not have survived at tough times. The State Minister for Diaspora thanked the representatives of Arbëresh community for their presence in the event.
Mr. Majko added that “The Arbëresh community is not simply part of the Albanian Diaspora or a memory of Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg. Undoubtedly, the Arbëresh community is related to the phenomenon of this great warrior and is part of the Albanian Diaspora, but at the same time this community represents a unique feature of the history of the Albanian nation”. Mr. Majko stated that “all people who are questioning the old history of Albania and Albanians and treating them as new comers, they should take into account that the Arbëresh community is standing in front of them. The event yesterday, which was organized by the President of the Republic of Albania, Mr. Ilir Meta, ended with a performance by a group of Arbëresh from Italy.
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