PM Mitsotakis meets with Albanian PM Edi Rama

PM Mitsotakis meets with Albanian PM Edi Rama

Greek-Albanian relations and the European course of the Western Balkans – for which Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated Greece’s steadfast support – were the focus of a meeting between the Greek premier and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama before the start of NATO’s Summit in Brussels.

The two premiers agreed that after the general elections in Albania, the two countries are ready to speed up negotiations on an arbitration agreement for reaching a settlement on the delimitation of their respective maritime zones via the International Court of Justice at The Hague.

Government sources said that Rama thanked the prime minister for the free offer of 20,000 vaccines that were delivered on Monday to Albania.

On his part, Mitsotakis reiterated Greece’s timeless and steadfast interest in the ethnic Greek minority in southern Albania, as well as Albania’s progress in the fields of human rights and rule of law, which are among the prerequisites EU has demanded from Albania for progress in its accession talks.

Finally, Mitsotakis congratulated Rama on Albania’s election as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2022-2023.

Source : Σύνδεσμος

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