28 April, 2009
Greece and Albania yesterday signed an agreement in Tirana on the delineation of the continental shelf and maritime borders in the Ionian Sea, where the two neighbouring countries' frontiers converge.
Both Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis and his Albanian counterpart, Sali Berisha, noted the significance of the agreement.
Visiting premier Karamanlis addressed the Albanian Parliament on Monday afternoon, stressing that Greece and Albania have developed relations of friendship, cooperation, and good neighbourliness.
He also noted the significance of Albania's Greek National Minority, which constitutes a substantive bridge of friendship. Moreover, he noted that the political climate prevailing in bilateral relations also has positive results in the economic sector, while describing these relations between the now NATO Alliance partners as "excellent." He further said that Greece is also a steadfast supporter of Albania's course towards the European Union.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Bilateral Relations with Albania; United Nations: Law on the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Continental Shelf
Source: GREEK NEWS AGENDA issued by the Secretariat Genera