Former Prime Minister of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti was among the 22 citizens who received Albanian citizenship, in an oath ceremony that took place in the Municipality of Tirana.

"A large part of the brothers and sisters who join today with the new citizenship, are from Kosovo and have very fresh wound and all the tragedy of the war.

"The importance of having progressive cities, open-minded cities, cities where we find the reasons that unite us, not to look at the differences we have with each other, are the cities of the future."

"Therefore, I am glad that today, 22 young citizens join our city, our state, and our mission for an Albania that makes progress, and for a country that is being modernized day by day," said Erion Veliaj.

Mayor Veliaj said during this ceremony that the city of Tirana is destined to grow.

"In these 102 years as the Capital we have had an extraordinary experience - it started as a small town, and today is the European Capital of Youth.

The city years grew by 32 thousand inhabitants, or otherwise 10 thousand apartments and 10 thousand cars.

"Tirana is a city that only grows and services to citizens require the standards we have set these years," said Veliaj.