Greece, Albania Agree to Settle Maritime Boundaries at International Court



Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama. Credit: AMNA

Greece and Albania should settle the issue of their respective maritime zones at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama agreed during their meeting in Tirana on Tuesday.

Dendias underscored, in statements after his meeting with Rama, that “after having thoroughly examined the matter, we agreeed to jointly have recourse to international justice, to the International Court in The Hague.”

Dendias was in Tirana on Tuesday for a series of meetings with Albania’s state and political authorities. Prior to meeting Rama, he also met Acting Albanian Foreign Minister Gent Cakaj, for talks on bilateral relations and the European prospects of the western Balkan states.

The Foreign Minister’s discussions in Tirana were expected to focus on bilateral issues, regional developments and the western Balkans, according to a Greek Foreign Ministry tweet.