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05/09/2011
Albania: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities will visit Tirana and Pogradec from  5 - 8 September 2011 in the context of the monitoring of the implementation of this convention in Albania.

This is the third visit of the Advisory Committee to Albania. The Delegation will have meetings with the representatives of all relevant ministries, public officials, the Ombudsman, NGOs, as well as national minority organisations.

The Delegation includes Ms Marieke J. SANDERS-TEN HOLTE, member of the ACFC elected in respect of the Netherlands, Ms Barbara WILSON, Second Vice-President of the ACFC and member elected in respect of Switzerland and Mr Krzysztof ZYMAN, Administrator in the Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

Note: Albania submitted its third State Report under the Framework Convention in January 2011. Following its visit, the Advisory Committee will adopt its own report (called Opinion), which will be sent to the government for comments. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe will then adopt conclusions and recommendations in respect of Albania.