Tirana, February 20, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
Albania and Greece are making efforts to boost up cooperation in the domain of tourism. Based on the fact that both countries have a sea coast, authorities in the respective countries pay special attention to the development of the industry of tourism, as the sector with the biggest economic growth in Europe and as a lucrative sector for the state and private business.
A meeting took place in Tirana yesterday (19.02) with tour operators from Thesprotia in Greece and tour operators in Albania.
This meeting took place in the framework of “IPA Cross-Border Greece-Albania 2007-2013” program for the sector of tourism.
Ambassador of Greece in Albania, Mr. Leonidas Rokanas said that the meeting “is held at a time when there’s an excellent climate of bilateral relations”.
Mr. Rokanas said that “the two governments, that of Greece and the new government of Albania have expressed their will to boost up bilateral relations”.
“A proof for this is also the visit of the deputy prime minister and foreign minister of Greece, Mr. Venizellos in Tirana in October or the second visit expected to take place in the hours to come, and also the visit of president Papulias in November and the recent visit of the foreign minister and defense minister of Albania in Athens”, said Mr. Rokanas. /ibna/