Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister Kodheli meets the President of Greece, Karolos Papoulias

15 January 2014

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b_210_140_16777215_00___..__images_galeria_2014_Janar_16_1.jpgThe Minister of Defence, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli, at the conclusion of her two-day visit to Greece, was received in a special meeting from the President Karolos Papulias. The meeting was held in a very cordial and friendly atmosphere. The interlocutors assessed the cooperation between our two countries, as two neighbouring countries, the oldest in the region, with old historical and traditional links.

In particular way, they shared the same opinion about the recent positive developments which are giving to our relations a new qualitative content in the interest of our two peoples, to peace and stability in the region, as an added value in the context of the whole European Union.

As President Papoulias, also Minister Kodheli, during their conversation, discussed some of the issues on the agenda of bilateral relations which require solution in the spirit of positive climate and good will of our two governments, such as the law of war, the delimitation of the sea, honouring of the fallen in the Anti-Fascist war, toponyms, etc.

Minister Kodheli informed President Papoulias on the latest developments in the relations between Albania and Kosovo, about the last meeting between the two governments, considering it as a good model that can be made between the governments of our region. President Papoulias praised the commitment of the government Rama for the reforms within the country and its determination to become members of the European family. Albania, he stated, is a European country, it belongs to Europe and Greece has been and remains the main supporter for its rapid integration into the EU, during its presidency.

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