A very close friend of Dr Ali Spahia, ex Political Director General of the Council of Europe in Strasburg. An honorary citizen of Tirana, among other roles he is presently President of the Associazione Svizzera di Quart Monde, one of the largest humanitarian organisations in the world. He is also a member of the board of the same organisation in Paris. A man of wide horizons, he fully shared Ali Spahia’s ethical principles and philosophy of life, and felt as he did the need for a concrete undertaking on the part of Europe to help the neediest people of Albania. He was with his friend Ali Spahia at the moment of his death.