The United States Ambassador in Tirana, Donald Lu, held an open meeting with students at "Bedër" University College, focusing on the Albanian model of interreligious harmony, coexistence and dialogue.
Initially, the students representing four senior academic institutions delivered their message: Enxhi Hasmeta, "Bedër" University College, Erjeta Çela, Catholic University "Zoja e Këshillit të Mirë"; Kristabela Goga, Theological Orthodox Academy; and Zef Marku, Catholic Theological Institute. In their messages, students shared impressions from similar meetings that had been held before, as well as experiences from their personal life.
Ambassador Donald Lu congratulated such initiatives. He also mentioned his own family as an example of religious coexistence.
During the speech, the American ambassador motivated young people to continue on the path of tolerance and religious coexistence. "I know that all of you will be part of the generation that will end the violence justified by religion," added Mr. Lu.
The meeting with the students continued with the question-answer section, where the United States Ambassador in Tirana, Donald Lu, along with other attendees, stressed the important role young people play in advancing the Albanian society.