FM Kotzias concludes meeting with Albanian FM Bushati in Tirana

The foreign ministers of Greece and Albania, Nikos Kotzias and Ditmir Bushati, discussed further action to resolve outstanding bilateral issues during a visit by Kotzias to Tirana on Thursday.

According to a Greek foreign ministry statement, the two ministers focused on the completion of the Strategic Partnership Document that aims to strengthen the European dimension of Albanian-Greek relations, by agreement with all sides involved.

The ministry statement added that “the ministers appraised the progress made since the meeting in January in Korca, that materialized in a number of positive developments already made public by the parties.”

Their one-on-one meeting was followed by a working lunch with the two countries’ delegations which included the two ministers.

After the talks were completed, Kotzias flew to Vienna, where he is scheduled to meet with his FYROM counterpart Nikola Dimitrov and UN Special Representative Matthew Nimetz for talks on the FYROM name issue.