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Second Ministerial Meeting of Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Macedonia

THESSALONIKI – Second Ministerial Meeting of the Ministers of Greece, Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria was held in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The ministers discussed on the strategic implications of the situation and the current security challenges in our region, the need of addressing them under the new political-economic conditions, addressing of the common challenges as well as issues related with energy sector.

On that occasion, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Kotzias said that this collaboration is beneficial to everyone.

“These are meetings where we share with great sincerity our thoughts for the future, and discuss issues that need to be resolved and clarified,” explained Minister.

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati evaluated this important meeting an opportunity for strengthening cross-border cooperation and relations of good neighbourliness between countries of the Southern Balkans.

Bushati emphasized that our countries have faced difficult moments in the field of security, fight against illegal trafficking and violent extremism.

“For the time being, we are planning some fields to promote further cooperation that we hope will help Albania and Macedonia in the process of EU integration”, said Bushati.

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