Greece and Albania’s relations are “historical and traditional”, Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama said in a statement on the sidelines of the conference “news agencies vs fake news” organised by the Albanian ATA news agency in Tirana.
Rama said that it is a historical and traditional neighbourhood relationship and, as is the case with neighbours, such relations are not always perfect. He even compared it with a football match, which may sometimes seem like a war.
However, he underlined that both countries are willing to improve this relationship on a daily basis and that is what they are doing.
Rama said that some unfortunate things may occur sometimes, which need to be dealt with. He stressed, however, that relations between the two countries are good, adding that most important of all is the fact that there is no hostility between the two peoples.
The Greeks love Albania and the Albanians love Greece, he said. All the rest is just politics, he explained.
Asked if he is planning to meet with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, he replied that they will meet soon, either in Tirana or in Athens. The Albanian Prime Minister also said that a very intensive dialogue is underway in order to resolve many pending issues with courage and determination.
“I think we are very close to solving all these and that would be great,” Rama underlined.