Tirana, March 14, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
Government of Greece hopes that the agreement with Albania on sea borders will soon enter into force.
This was confirmed by the Greek Foreign Minister, Evangelos Venizelos in “Athens Energy Forum” (photo). He said that talks have been held between the Greek government and the Albanian government in relation to the agreement for the demarcation of the sea border with Albania, which was turned down by the Constitutional Court of Albania. “We hope that following the talks that we have carried out with the Albanian government, the agreement signed in 2009 for the demarcation of sea borders, continental shelf and exclusive economic areas, it will be ratified and enter in force, in the spirit of friendship and good neighboring relations, in the framework of international law, with the same rules of referral and in a wider framework of the excellent relations which lead Albania toward EU accession, after its NATO accession”.
Mr. Venizelos encouraged the European Union to move forward with the process of granting Albania the EU candidate status within the Greek presidency of the EU. /ibna/