European Western Balkans

Greece will support Western Balkan countries if they fulfill their obligations

Meeting of Prime Ministers of Albania and Greece; Photo: Government of the Hellenic Republic

ATHENS –  Greece will continue support the EU accession of all Western Balkans countries, if they fulfill their obligations, said Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the meeting with Albanian Counterpart Edi Rama on Tuesday, Radio Tirana International reported.

Rama stressed in the meeting that “despite the decision of the EU Council, Albania will continue implementing reforms with the same determination”.

At the same time, it is in Albania’s interest as much as it is in the interest of neighboring Greece, to discuss all issues of common interest and to strengthen cooperation between the two sides, he stated.

Two Prime Ministers talked about plan of measures to guarantee the right of property to Greek minority in Albania based on the international conventions and obligations. Greek Prime Minister welcomed Rama’s commitment to move ahead with the registration of Greek minorities and their properties, a key issue for Greece in its relations with the neighboring country.

Mitsotakis also emphasized the importance of the Maritime Agreement of 2009 and that the bilateral agreement on mutual recognition on driving licences will soon pass for approval in the Greek parliament.

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