Minister of Foreign Affairs Bushati in Greece: Meetings with the opposition and the civil society

On the second day of his stay in Greece, Minister Bushati had a meeting with the president of the New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Talks dwelt on the latest developments in Albania and Greece, the situation in the region and beyond. The president of the New Democracy, Mitsotakis introduced Minister Bushati with the difficulties Greece is facing and the role of this political force in coping with the crisis. Minister Bushati pointed out the attention that Albania places to developments in Greece and expressed solidarity for the difficult times that our neighbor is going through.   

Both shared the same view that continuous strengthening of the strategic relations between our two countries, neighboring and both NATO member countries, as well closer in terms of European integration and prospect, is of vital importance at the bilateral level and serves to the European future of the region. 

Minister Bushati underlined the strategic importance of the bilateral relations and the special attention that Albania puts to further deepening of such a relationship. He underscored the need for an open communication with all the actors in both sides in the spirit of strengthening confidence.  


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Minister Bushati was also a special guest to the Greek Foundation for the Foreign and European Policy, ELIAMEP to speak about the importance of the Albanian–Greek relations in the current context. 

This event was attended by representatives of the Diplomatic Corps to Greece, pundits, journalists and experts of bilateral relations. 

In his address, Minister Bushati emphasized the historical dimension of bilateral relations, the interdependence of this vital strategic relation for our two peoples, the Albanian European pathway and the region. 

He also highlighted the importance of continuing the already started project, of addressing with no taboos and finding solutions to the inherited pending issues, current events and those of our common future, economic cooperation, regional development and European integration of the Western Balkans. “ Before we can build anything substantial Albania and Greece must first end the Second World War” - Minister Bushati underscored. 

Concluding, Minister Bushati replied to questions and interests of the Diplomatic Corps, journalists and pundits of bilateral relations on the situation in the region and the European perspective of our country.

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