Albanian president makes historic visit to the Bronx

The president of the Republic of Albania visited Manhattan College to promote peace and unity.

The president of the Republic of Albania visited Manhattan College to promote peace and unity. (5/7/15)

THE BRONX - Staff and students at Manhattan College welcomed the president of Albania Thursday in a historic visit.

President Bujar Nishani was greeted with a standing ovation. The trip was part of the president's effort to promote peace and unity. Nishani delivered a 27-minute speech that focused on his country's proud efforts of serving as a model of peace between Christians and Jews.

"We live in a multireligious society...where the members of all faiths co-exist in full peace and harmony for centuries," said Nishani.

The president has a few more stops in the U.S. before he returns home. He says he was treated with respect and dignity.

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