Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis today had meetings with the political and state leadership of Albania, in the context of the working visit he made to Tirana. At the meeting with his counterpart, Eddie Ramaviews were exchanged on all aspects of bilateral relations and ways to further strengthen them were examined.
Initially, Eddy Rama thanked Kyriakos Mitsotakis for his visit, saying that he hoped it would not be substitute for the bilateral meeting and that the Greek prime minister will find time to unite the Greek National Minority.
“We appreciate them very much and have worked hard to preserve this traditional brotherhood between the Albanian and Greek nations. I sent you a video directly from the meeting when I went there and they said, what do you want us to do for you? They said this and this and that or just bring Kyriakos Mitsotakis here. If you come, you help us to save a lot of money from our budget” emphasized Edi Rama with the Greek Prime Minister replying as follows: “FI bet both will happen. Both should probably be done.”
Edi Rama next apologized to Kyriakos Mitsotakis for recent statements attributed to him and worn in Greece.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that he is happy to be in Tirana, stressing that: “it is great that the EU-Western Balkans Summit is here in Tirana. It is important for their European friends to have the opportunity to come and make the progress that has been made in Albania.”
“There is a very strong bond between our two countries”
“It is great that we have the opportunity to continue this meeting and have a short version of a bilateral visit. There is a very strong bond between our two countries. We can do a lot more, not just on minority issues. I believe we are close to solving the issue of demarcating our marine life. There is great understanding between our teams and much that can still be done on the financial front as well” said Kyriakos Mitsotakis and made it known that tomorrow, Wednesday (07/12) he will not be able to continue the minority due to concerns expressed by the pilots.
During the meeting of the enlarged delegations, the Prime Minister noted that the drafting of a co-promissory note to refer the delimitation of maritime zones to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, as discussed between the two sides, would constitute a further upgrade of Greek-Albanian relations.
He also pointed out that recourse to The Hague would be proof of the importance of upholding International Law in resolving such disputes.
The Prime Minister also raised the issues concerning the Greek National Minority.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated Greece’s firm and strong support for the European perspective of Albania and the wider Western Balkans, in compliance with the conditions set by the EU. He pointed out that this is an area with great geopolitical importance for Europe, which can play an even more important role on fronts of strategic importance, such as energy security.