The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will come for an official visit to Albania on November 1, where he will meet with the top leaders of the country and attend a regional summit.

The visit to Albania is part of Netanyahu's Balkan tour which, according to his press office, will also see stops in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.

Netanyahu is the highest Israeli official visiting Albania, with local media underlining the long-standing friendly relations between the two countries.

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres visited Tirana in 1994; meanwhile last year the city commemorated the official with a plaque.

Netanyahu's last visit to the Balkans was in Bulgaria and took place in July 2011, about a year before a terror attack caused an explosion on a bus of Israeli tourists, killing five of them and its Bulgarian driver.