Prime Minister Edi Rama began his word at the joint press conference with the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, on an emotional note as he recalled the assistance that neighbouring Greece gave to Albania following the destructive November 26 earthquake.
“We have turned to a positive chapter with the government of Greece and I want to bring to your attention the fact that apart from the foreign minister coming here personally during that difficult moment, Prime Minister Mitsotakis was among the first to reach out following the tragedy”, noted the Albanian Prime Minister.
“For us, Greece has been a strategic partner since the early days, and it will remain so”, added Rama, referring to Greece as “a valuable neighbour”.
In addition, the Albanian Premier said that the law on minorities is a necessity for Albania and that it wasn’t a specific request coming from Greece.
Prime Minister Rama said that the disputes among the countries do not “have to go through Brussels”, as they can be easily resolved through dialogue.
The head of the executive used a sense of irony when he spoke over the “Greek invasion of Albania in through the claims for 12 nautical miles”.
“We have agreed to address this issue at International Arbitration. Together, Albania and Greece, will address international justice to finalize this issue on the basis of international rights and expertise on the Law of the Seas”, declared Rama.
The maritime border with Greece, is among the burning topics, expected to be at the table of discussions with the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias.