“‘BiH and the Republic of Albania have no open political issues. However, only honorary consulates are located both in Sarajevo and Tirana, but there is no embassy, which complicates our friendly relations,” said the Honorary Consul General of Albania to BiH, Muharrem Zejnullahu.
The consulates are limited to economic, cultural and tourist cooperation, stated Zejnullahu, but when there is no diplomatic political representative to respond, then there can be felt a lack of communication.
He recalled that BiH had a rigorous attitude towards Albania in terms of visas for certain amount of time, similar to the attitude of BiH towards Kosovo today, but citizens now travel with their ID cards from one country to another, which is mostly visible in the sector of tourist cooperation.
A large number of tourists visit the Albanian sea coast, and on the other hand, the number of tourists from all Albania who come to BiH during the summer and winter is large as well, although Zejnullahu reminded that the roads between the two countries are in a poor condition, which is making mutual travels difficult, and there is no direct airline as well.” (Sarajevo Times)