Rama-Meta 30' Meeting in Presidency - Reason
Albanian Daily News
Published June 14, 2018
Prime Minister, Edi Rama had a short meeting with the President of the Republic Ilir Meta.
Albaniannews.com learned that the meeting was held at the Presidency and for 30 minutes the two personalities discussed over maritime talks with Greece.
Last month Albania and Greece have restarted negotiations to delineate maritime borders in the Ionian Sea.
The Foreign Ministries of two countries said that the round of talks were held in a "constructive and cooperative climate."
The talks are needed because Albania's Constitutional Court nullified a 2009 agreement on the country's respective territorial claims to the sea's continental shelf and waters, which was signed by the conservative Democratic Party government ruling at the time.
The Socialists, then in opposition but governing Albania now, challenged the agreement in court, claiming it cost the country 225 sq. kilometers (86 sq. miles) of territorial waters.