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09 September, 1998
Greece and Albania yesterday signed a protocol of cooperation aimed at providing Greek support to Albania in its efforts to join European and Atlantic organizations. The protocol, the first ever concluded by the Albanian government with a European
Union country, was signed in Athens by Greek Alternate Foreign Minister George Papandreou and his Albanian counterpart, Ilir Meta.
Mr. Meta told reporters later that the situation in Kosovo had been on the agenda of his talks with Mr. Papandreou.
"Our thoughts are that there must be greater activity from the international community for a political and peaceful resolution in the region," he said.
Regional cooperation has great significance for progress, Mr. Papandreou said, adding that Greece and Albania were working closely in the framework of this cooperation for regional stability.
"We agreed on the need for solutions to be found through a dialogue, peaceful processes to ensure peace and cooperation between peoples of all the region," he said.
Source: Athens News Agency