July 13, 2015/
H. E. Petr Gandalovič,/
Ambassador of the Czech Republic/
Your Excellency /
On behalf of the The Pan-Albanian Federation of America VATRA (The Hearth), I would like to extend our /deepest condolences to you and to the families of Michael Svatos and Anna Kosinova, the two Czech citizens who were fatally shot in Albania on July 3, 2015.
The Albanian community feels extremely sad for the tragic event that happened in our country, however I strongly assure you and your government that the Albanians, wherever they live, are with the families of the victims in these difficult moments, and pray for their comfort and for the spirits of the victims to rest in peace.
I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to your government and to the Czech people , our most sincere friendship.
In the highest esteem,
Dr. Gjon Buçaj,
*The Pan-Albanian American Federation VATRA (THE HEARTH), founded on 1912, is the oldest Albanian umbrella organization with a large and diverse membership. Today VATRA proudly remains the most active and the largest organization with branches in the US and Canada. Its activities include meetings with the US Presidents, Members of the Congress, other high ranking officials and representatives of other countries, addressing issues conerning the Albanian natiom.