Turkey-Albania Fier Friendship Hospital, built by Turkey and Albania, was opened with a ceremony. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a speech online at the opening ceremony where the Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, and Albanian Minister of Health and Social Protection Ogerta Manastirliu were present.
In his speech, President Erdoğan said, "I am glad to be here today. Relations between Turkey and Albania improve every day. For more than 30 years, we have supported Albania'a development in every way. This hospital further improved the brotherly ties between the two countries, formalizing our strategic partnership. We planned to complete the hospital in 3 months, which took less than 3 months."
Erdoğan continued,“Those who see Turkey as a rival fall into a great misconception. On behalf of my people and myself, I wish that the solidarity between our countries and the Fier Friendship Hospital will yield fruitful conclusions for the people of Albania. The operating rooms at the hospital are equipped with state-of-the-art devices. I believe it will offer great added value for Albania. It will also further improve the relations between Turkey and Albania."
"It will set an example for the Balkans"
In his speech, Minister Koca said, "Turkey-Albania Fier Friendship Hospital will successfully implement the healthcare system, which has been in place in Turkey since 2002. I believe that this hospital will set an example for the Balkans with its state-of-the-art medical devices and healthcare services.
We will put into practice the knowledge and experience we have in this hospital with the help of our Albanian brothers and sisters. I hope that the hospital will offer a cure for many people and also further strengthens the relations between the two countries. Thank you.