Tony Blair to advise Albania on efforts to join European Union
TIRANA (AFP) - Former British prime minister Tony Blair will advise Albania, one of Europe's poorest countries, in its efforts to become a member of the European Union, the country's Premier said on Thursday.
"Tony Blair will personally, totally and voluntarily" advise the Socialist government, Mr Edi Rama said at a joint press briefing with the former Labour leader.
It was not disclosed if or how much Mr Blair - who can command huge fees for his consultancy work - would be paid, and no questions were taken from reporters at the briefing.
"I am convinced that with his extraordinary experience and political genius, we will be able to overcome every challenge," added Mr Rama.