27 April, 2004
A decision was reached at a meeting between Public Order Minister George Voulgarakis and his Albanian counterpart Igli Toska in Athens on Monday for a joint meeting to be held at the Greek-Albanian borders.
The meeting will start from one of the countries and conclude in the other and the efforts of the two governments will be strengthened for understanding and cooperation which will have as a major role the creation of a Balkan shield, protecting all the Balkan countries during the period of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
Voulgarakis stated that the meeting was constructive and was optimistic for the future of the cooperation,
On his part, Toska said the meeting constituted a step in the right direction, noting that he shared the views of his Greek counterpart regarding the combatting of organized crime and illegal networks.
In light of the Olympic Games, the Albanian government has committed itself to take all the necessary measures and cooperate with the Greek authorities for the holding of safe Olympic Games in Greece.
Source: Athens News Agency