Albanian president makes historic visit to 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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