Lapid meets Albanian PM, says ‘Israel will assist in any way against Iran’

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama alongside their teams at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem. (Haim Zach/GPO)
Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama alongside their teams at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem. (Haim Zach/GPO)

Prime Minister Yair Lapid meets with his Albanian counterpart, Edi Rama, in the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.

The two discuss the Iranian threat, and Lapid offers assistance in cyber-defense.

Tirana cut diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic in September after a series of cyberattacks it attributes to Iran.

“Iran represents a joint threat for Israel and Albania,” says Lapid. “We saw this in the recent Iranian cyberattacks against Albania. Israel will assist in any way in the effort against Iran. We see this as a national interest and a historical responsibility.”

The two leaders also discuss expanding tourism and trade, according to the Israeli readout.

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