Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met today with his Albanian counterpart Edi Rama, on the sidelines of the meeting of the European Political Community in Prague.
During their meeting, the two leaders exchanged views on the entire spectrum of bilateral relations and regional developments and confirmed their will to deepen bilateral cooperation. Kyriakos Mitsotakis underlined the country’s firm support to the European path of Albania, according to the terms and conditions set by the European Council.
They also discussed the consequences of the Ukrainian crisis in the Western Balkans and the need to maintain stability and reinforce energy security of the region.
The Prime Minister underlined the firm interest of Athens in the protection of rights of the Greek National Minority in Albania, focusing on securing its property rights.
He also referred to the delimitation of maritime zones of the two countries and stressed that submitting the issue to the International Court (of Justice) in the Hague, as it has been agreed, will reinforce even more good neighbor relations, leveraging their full dynamic.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis met briefly with the Prime Minister of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovačevski and the President of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu. The Prime Minister expressed Greece’s steadfast support to the European perspective of the Western Balkans, with the conditionalities set by the EU.
They also examined issues of common and regional interest, focusing on energy cooperation and infrastructures that raise interconnectivity in the Balkan Peninsula.
Earlier, Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa.
The energy crisis and the consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine were discussed. The Prime Minister informed his Portuguese counterpart about the latest developments in regards to the escalation of Turkish aggressiveness.
The Prime Minister also met with his Armenian counterpart Nikol Pashinyan, in the context of the deepening of ties with our friend Armenia.
During their meeting, the two leaders had the opportunity to exchange views on issues of bilateral relations and regional interest, focusing on developments in the Caucasus and the Eastern Mediterranean, while they also confirmed the excellent cooperation of the two countries at all levels.
The Prime Minister expressed our country’s firm support for the expansion of the cooperation between Armenia and the European Union.