Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama was among the first in the morning to comment on the news regarding the release of the little Alvin from the refugee camp in Syria.
The prime minister used Facebook to express his joy and to thank all those who worked hard to make it all happen, like his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte:
"Alvin is coming home!
After a week in the Syrian border, together with our special police team and in close collaboration with the Italian partners, our interior minister is accompanying Alvin to the Italian embassy in Beirut, where the child will receive all the necessary documentation. to travel to Rome from his father.
A special thanks goes to the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who has personally committed himself to following the operation of the Italian part.
Thanks also to the two humanitarian organizations that have become of vital importance in this extremely complex and dangerous operation, without forgetting the consul of honor of Albania in Lebanon, Marc Ghorayeb, who has played an indispensable role.
But for us the efforts do not end there, because Albanian children and women continue to be hostages in the prison camp from which we managed to free Alvin."- reads Rama's Facebook post.
A trap for women and children
According to official data - reports Agenzia Nova - at least 28 would be the Albanian children who ended up in Syria, because of their parents, who came to fight alongside ISIS. A few days ago in the courtroom, the under-secretary for relations with the Albanian parliament, Elisa Spiropali, said that the government of Tirana is analyzing the possibilities for the repatriation of Albanian citizens who had been stranded in Syria.
The citizens in question are family members of people who joined the ISIS, some of whom were killed and whose spouses and children are now trapped and without the possibility of leaving.
"Last August, we established an operational plan, and it was almost ready, but the situation in the conflict zone changed and everything was suspended. Currently an operational group is starting contacts, and is examining all the possibilities to make the transfer.
It was very difficult to identify the Albanians who are in that area, and the situation remains complicated. We cannot offer further details because there is the danger of putting at risk the lives of our fellow citizens."- added Spiropali.
* The staff of Albania News and the entire Albanian community thank the transmission "Le Iene", which has meant that Italy and Albania became aware of the case of little Alvin allowing his transfer from the family.