Former PM Berisha: Greek-Albanian deal on delimitation of continental shelf failed after third party intervention

The agreement for the delimitation of the continental shelf between Greece and Albania failed after the intervention of a third party, Albania’s former prime minister Sali Berisha said on Friday.

“The agreement for the delimitation of the continental shelf with Greece failed after the intervention of a third party,” he said addressing the government of Prime Minister Edi Rama which was in the opposition when the deal was being discussed and referred it to the Constitutional Court.

“I want to tell Albanians that soon they will understand whose interests you served and I am stating it with absolute conviction that you did it on behalf of a third party. History will prove it,” he added.

Berisha, who signed the agreement with Greece in 2009, didn’t specify who the third party was, but media has often published reports that Turkey was behind the failure of the deal.