Edi Rama

Following the recent decision by the European Council to not proceed with membership talks with Albania, the country’s Prime Minister Edi Rama met on Tuesday with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressing his disappointment.

Despite the rejection, Rama assured the Greek PM that Albania would continue implementing necessary reforms in order to inspire confidence within the EU and hopefully restart EU accession talks.

According to sources, Rama made a point of improving relations with Greece and resolving all outstanding bilateral issues as it is the interest also of Albania.

On his part, Prime Minister Mitsotakis reiterated that Greece supports the EU accession of all West Balkan countries provided they fulfill their related obligations, and he welcomed Rama’s commitment to move ahead with the registration of Greek minorities and their properties, a key issue for Greece in its relation with the neighboring country.

The Greek PM also said that a bilateral agreement on drivers’ licenses will be tabled for ratification in Parliament soon, and he accepted an invitation to visit Albania in the near future.