Albania President Sings Authorisation for Talks on Sea Border with Greece
Albanian Daily News
Published March 20, 2018
President Ilir Meta on Monday accepted to provide the authorisation for further talks with Greece to resolve the sea border disagreement.
The request was made months ago by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Earlier this year President required further informations on this issue by the ministry.
"The request doesn't clearly define the object of negotiations for which the authorisation is requested," Meta said in a statement.
The negotiations for the delimitation of continental shelf, as they are known, were reopened last year between the left-wing government of Albania and the Greek authorities, along with talks on other unresolved issues between the two neighbouring countries.
Albania signed an agreement with Greece in 2009 after two years of negotiations, but the Albanian Constitutional Court annulled it in 2010 after finding it in breach of the constitution and international norms.