BANK OF ALBANIA
Governor Sejko attends the event organised by the British Embassy in Tirana, on: Study in the UK”
Publication date: 10.02.2023
On 9 February 2023, the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Mr Gent Sejko, attended the event organised by the British Embassy in Tirana, on the UK government’s international scholarships programme “Chevening”, which is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
The activity started with the opening addresses by: the British Ambassador to Tirana, H.E. Mr. Alastair King-Smith, the British Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to Western Balkans, Lord Stuart Peach, and the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Mr Gent Sejko.
At the beginning of his greeting speech, Governor Sejko thanked the Ambassador King-Smith for the excellent relationships between our countries and the support that the United Kingdom has given to Albania throughout the development process of our country, including the European integration process.
The Governor commended the role that the United Kingdom has played in our path of transition, through providing: financial support; transfer of knowledge; and assistance in capacity building.
Next, Mr Sejko highlighted that from some years now, the Bank of Albania has been collaborating closely with distinguished institutions of knowledge in the United Kingdom, as the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Oxford University enabling the organisation of many joint conferences.
In particular, Governor Sejko praised the international scholarships programme “Chevening”, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, which provides to the young people the opportunity to study in Universities of the United Kingdom, and encourages them to demonstrate their potentials for bringing positive changes in their own countries, thus investing in their goals.
In this context, the Governor added that many individuals have benefited from this opportunity to study in the UK through this programme, by gaining knowledge and experience, in turn giving their own contribution for the further development of our country across various fields and aspects.