Greece and Albania to enter new era in relations




Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama said his country and Greece will conclude their agreement "with a new document of strategic partnership.”

Rama made the comments to media on Tuesday on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans Summit concluding in London.

"As you know, we are also facing difficult but absolutely necessary process of solving issues among us, Albania and Greece," Rama told ANA.

"The most important thing is that we use these problems to not only solve them but also to transform the solution into a new level of partnership and cooperation." The two countries have had relations for seventy years, he noted, "which have been characterized by more and more natural bonds between the people."

"It is very natural, and somehow through the solution we will reach the level of normal people, of average citizens who have already overcome the past and have embraced each other."

The Albanian Prime Minister referred to the agreement with Greece and FYROM on a positive note saying that "this is a good moment to somehow praise certain results, first and foremost the great achievement of Greece and Northern Macedonia, thanks to very courageous and brave, and also visionary leadership of (Prime Ministers) Alexis (Tsipras) and Zoran (Zaev), who also took their own share of risk to confirm something that was not easy; but they showed that where there is a will, there is a way."

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.