Art, Essential Element of Political and Social Life - Says Meta
Albanian Daily News
Published November 17, 2017
"Vienna Salutes Tirana", a concert organized in Austrian capital in the framework of Albania's independence 105th anniversary was attended by the President of the Republic Ilir Meta. In a brief greeting speech the Head of State declared that art is an essential element of political and social life in democracy.
"The cultural environments represent a space where international contacts and mutual exchanges are transformed into common wealth and contribute in particular to the strengthening of friendship between peoples. Art, music, culture and science not only have the magic to build bridges among peoples but also to pacify and unite them," declared President Meta.
He also underlined that Austria has always been a loyal ally and reliable friend of Albania.
"Albanians will be forever grateful for the unwavering support provided by Austria for the establishment of an independent Albanian state during the most difficult years of the Albanian nation's existence, against the threats of its neighbors and their goals for territorial expansion," declared the Head of State.