Pandeli Majko, Minister of State for Diaspora, Addressing “Free Iran – The Alternative” gathering in Paris in June 30, 2018:
Dear friends, we in Albania don’t speak your language. But I hope that we understand very well each other from another language, the language of the heart. And this is the reason that we are doing the difference in such a difficult times for Iranian people. I know there are a lot of differences in such a difficult days, but I remember the old rule that came from the ancient time that the Iranian people know very well. Having the horse doesn’t mean that you are a knight.
Having boxes to vote does not mean that you are free to vote. Albanian choice was based on that. Helping Assad that killed his people with chemical weapon or helping Iranian people that are in need. Our choice is to help you. And this is the reason that three thousand Iranians are sheltered in Albania. They are in our faith and Albanian faith is a word large like world; it is called (bessa). It was famous during the Second World War for Jewish, and it is so near for your people. We are waiting to see you soon back in Tehran. Thank you.