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Greece: Mitsotakis met with Rama and Johnson

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the Prime Ministers of Albania and the United Kingdom Edi Rama and Boris Johnson before the start of the NATO Summit in Brussels, according to Greek sources.

With the Prime Minister of Albania, the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed the bilateral relations, as well as the European course of the Western Balkan countries, for which the Greek Prime Minister reiterated the determined support of Greece.

The two Prime Ministers agreed that, after the elections in Albania, the two countries are ready to speed up the negotiations for the conclusion of a joint agreement on the referral of the demarcation of their Maritime Zones to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Edi Rama thanked the Prime Minister of Greece for the free distribution of 20,000 vaccines, which were delivered today in Albania.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated Greece’s permanent and sustained interest in the Greek National Minority as well as in Albania’s progress in the areas of human rights and rule of law, which are among the preconditions the EU has set for Albania.

The Greek Prime Minister congratulated Edi Rama on the election of Albania as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in the two years 2022-2023.

During his meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed the country’s positive epidemiological course, which, in his view, allows the British government to lift restrictions on British tourist visits to Greece while not discriminating. among European countries from the UK.

The Prime Minister briefed his counterpart on the latest developments in Greek-Turkish relations, stressing the need to maintain de-escalation, so that dialogue can function and a climate of trust can be gradually established. He also stressed that any further steps towards the resumption of negotiations on the Cyprus issue can be agreed only within the given and binding framework of the relevant Security Council Resolutions, which provide for a solution of a Bicommunal Bizonal Federation.

The two leaders also discussed the implementation of the EU-UK Agreement, including the so-called Irish Protocol, as well as the positive prospects for the Alliance through the NATO 2030 Agenda.

Finally, Kyriakos Mitsotakis thanked the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for the invitation to attend the Summit of Leaders, in the framework of the 26th Conference on Climate Change (COP-26), in November 2021, in Glasgow, which he accepted. /ibna

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