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Crosetto attends inauguration of NATO base in Albania

(ANSA) - ROME, MAR 4 - Italian Defence Minister Guido Crosetto on Monday attended the inauguration of the NATO air base in Kuçova, Albania, in what he described as a "significant milestone" in bilateral cooperation between the two countries. "Our presence testifies to Italy's commitment to Albania, a country with which we share deep historical, cultural and friendship ties due to our geographical proximity and common vision," said Crosetto at the ceremony attended by Albanian President Bajram Begaj, Parliamentary Speaker Lindita Nikolla, Premier Edi Rama, Defence Minister Niko Peleshi and US Chargé d'Affaires David Wisner. (ANSA).