HC Deb 25 June 1997 vol 296 c547W
Mr. Chaytor

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals he is supporting to strengthen the development of democracy in Albania. [5180]

Mr. Doug Henderson

We fully support the process of democratisation in Albania. We have seconded senior experts to assist the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Mission which is advising the Albanians on the organisation of the 29 June elections. Twenty-one monitors from the UK, including 11 hon. Members, will observe the poll. More widely we are supporting the efforts of the European Union, the Council of Europe, who are providing advice on the judicial system and media training to the Albanians, and the Western European Union which is advising and training the Albanian police.