PDIU: If the Albanians’ cemetery is forbidden in Tchameri, we will not allow the cemetery of Greek soldiers in Albania

PDIU: If the Albanians’ cemetery is forbidden in Tchameri, we will not allow the cemetery of Greek soldiers in Albania

Tirana, 28 March 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

The outcome of the last visit of the Albanian Foreign Minister, Ditmir Bushati, to Athens, do not seem to have met the expectations of PDIU, the newest ally of the left wing governing coalition. The leader of this party, Shpetim Idrizi, who is also deputy speaker of parliament, says that he was surprised that the Tcham issue was not directly brought up in the joint press conference between Bushati and Kotzias.

According to him, “this obligation stems from the parliament’s resolution, but also from a resolution that the SP proposed”, according to which “the prime minister would come once in six months to report on the Tcham issue”.

Mr. Idrizi says that PDIU along with “Tchameria” association have demanded the construction of the cemetery of the Albanians of Tchameri, who were slaughtered by the gangs of Napolon Zerva.

“In Igoumenitsa, there’s a monument of Napolon Zerva and in these circumstances, if the cemetery of Albanians of Tchameri who were slaughtered there are not built, we will take all necessary steps not to allow the cemetery of the Greek soldiers in Albania”, PDIU lawmaker threatened.

His declaration didn’t receive a response, although the head of the Albanian diplomacy, Ditmir Bushati, was present the house of parliament.

Ahead of Mr. Bushati’s visit to Athens, the head of PDIU, Shpetim Idrizi publicly demanded to him to discuss the “issue of the Albanians of Tchameri” with him, reminding him that the solution is also part of the Rama’s government program. /ibna/