Among the first meetings held by the new prime minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in the context of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, there was the one with its Albanian counterpart Edi Rama.
Initially the two premieres discussed the earthquake that hit 21 on Saturday in SeptemberAlbania, and then move on to bilateral relations between the two countries and the European integration of the Land of Eagles on the eve of the October European Council summit which will decide on the opening of official accession negotiations with Albania and Northern Macedonia.
In this sense, Mitsotakis It reaffirmed in Rama the conditions established by the European Union and that Athens wants to be met, including those concerning the rights of the Greek minority in Albania.
In particular, the Greek prime minister underlined the issues of the right of self-determination and the right of property of the Greek minority as a fundamental condition for the Greek ok at the opening of official negotiations, reaffirming at the same time that Athens is in constant favor of integration European Union of Tirana.
According to official Greek government sources, Rama expressed his willingness to cooperate with Greece on issues of particular interest to Athens. The two premieres will resume the talks on bilateral issues at the Euro-Arab summit scheduled for Athena on 29-30 October 2019.
The Rama-Trump meeting is scheduled today
Prime Minister Edi Rama, who left yesterday for New York for the UN General Assembly as confirmed by his post on Facebook, will meet with US President Donald Trump today.
However, it is still unclear whether the meeting will take place within the UN general assembly or if the Albanian prime minister will pay an official visit to the White House.
It will not be the first meeting between Rama and Trump, who first met in the 2017 during a NATO summit in Brussels. On this occasion there was also one short conversation of the two concerning the strategic alliance between Albania and the United States, the reform of the Albanian judicial system and the common struggle against violent extremism.