President Bush made a seven-hour stop in the Albanian capital of Tirana today. It's the first time that an American President has ever visited the Balkan nation.
In an article, Bush is quoted as saying:
"I want to make sure the Albanian people understand that America knows that you exist and that you're making difficult choices to cement your free society," Bush said in a pre-trip interview. "I'm coming as a lover of liberty to a land where people are realizing the benefits of liberty."
Among topics of discussion are future NATO and EU enlargement, greetings for Albanian troop who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan an lunch with regional Prime Ministers.