FIA President applauds commitment to growth of motorsport and road safety in meeting with Albanian Prime Minister on visit to Tirana

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FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem met with the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama in the capital city of Tirana today. The meeting was hosted by the President of the Albanian Automobile Club Niko Leka. 

The President expressed support on behalf of the FIA for the Auto Moto Park project, the Balkan country’s first international motor racing complex based in Elbasan. The venue includes a Grade A circuit to develop motorsport activity in the country and road safety facilities. 

The FIA will oversee the homologation of the circuit with the support and guidance of the FIA Safety Department. 

The FIA President also congratulated the Albanian government’s work in the area of road safety which has had a positive impact on Albanian society and provided a stimulus for regional tourism. 

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “I am delighted to see the progress that is being made in Albania in the areas of growing motor sport and the numerous road safety initiatives launched under Prime Minister Edi Rama’s government. 

“Commitments such as these in the Balkan region are crucial to the FIA’s mission to double motorsport participation globally and to bring greater awareness to the importance of road safety. The Auto Moto Park project is a perfect illustration of bringing motorsport and mobility together for the benefit of all.”

During the meeting, Prime Minister Rama also pledged support for the FIA’s United Against Online Abuse campaign by signing the official Charter for the initiative. 

Discussions were also held on the prospect of Albania hosting a marquee FIA in the future such as FIA Conference or the Annual General Assembly.