Tsipras, Sea Border Deal to Be Made on Summer
Albanian Daily News
Published June 14, 2018
Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, announced new developments concerning the maritime talks with Albania.
Following the agreement with Skopje for which Athens has received congratulations from the entire international community, Tsipras government has decided to reach an agreement even with Albania, concerning maritime borders, during summer.
The Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, in a statement to the media has made it clear that his department will not go on holiday these months. This is made also for the fact that the meeting of the two Prime Ministers Edi Rama and Tsipras is still pending. They agreed last February to continue the negotiations and to close the unresolved issues between the two countries.
Greek media say that with what has been published so far, the Greeks admits that in the 2009 agreement the designation of the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) was done wrongly, while the Albanian side also accepts that the small islands of Corfu play a full role in defining sea border.
According to Kotzias, the ten points of the basket of cases with Albania will soon be resolved, problems the two countries have inherited from the last 70 to 100 years.