On the first of October we gathered our colleagues and partners to open the new Swedish Residence and to welcome our new Ambassador, Elsa Håstad. This was also a night to honor 50 years of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Albania!
Elsa welcomed the guests with a warm speech about her mission, working for Albania’s development and EU-integration process. Holding a tomato in her hand, Elsa spoke about her passion – sustainability - and the importance of including it in daily life. She ended the speech with the Albanian saying “you should make room for a friend and listen to what he or she has to say” to underline that the new Swedish residency is a place for meetings and discussions. Read the full speech here.
Ambassador Elsa Håstad and her husband Kristoffer Leandoer