Greek prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, met with his Albanian counterpart, Edi Rama, on September 23, on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly on Monday.
The two prime ministers discussed Albania’s bilateral relations and Albania’s accession to the European Union, ahead of the October European Council.
In particular, the two sides discussed the steps that need to be taken to meet the conditions set by the EU, including those relating to the rights of the Greek national minority.
In particular, Mitsotakis emphasized the issue of self-determination and the property rights of the Greek ethnic minority in Albania.
In this context, Rama expressed his readiness to cooperate with Greece on issues of particular interest to the country.
The Greek Prime Minister stressed that he was in favor of the Western Balkans’ accession prospects, provided all the conditions set by the European Union were met.
Mitsotakis and Rama agreed to proceed to a broader discussion of bilateral relations, on the sidelines of the Euro-Arab Summit in Athens on 29-30 October 2019.
Asked by IBNA at the end of the meeting, the Albanian Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction for the meeting with his Greek counterpart./ibna