There is political will in Greece for establishing strong bilateral economic relations with Albania and for supporting the Albanian economy via a dynamic Greek investment presence in the country, Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Openess Kostas Fragogiannis said on Friday, addressing the Greek-Albanian Forum taking place in Athens.
Fragogiannis called the economic and trade relations between Greece and Albania ‘strategic’ and pointed out Greece’s substantial contribution in the last 25 years to the economic development Albania and to the Albanian people’s prosperity via trade, business partnerships, strategic investments and developmental cooperation.
The Greek minister also referred to the 367 active Greek and joint Greek-Albanian companies that currently operate in Albania and expressed his optimism over the further enhancement, expansion and diversification of economic transactions in even more sectors.
In this direction he welcomed the “signing of the two memorandums of cooperation between the Chambers of Athens and Tirana (ACCI and CCIT) and between Enterprise Greece and the respective agency of Albania (AIDA) that will take place in the context of the Forum”.
The Forum was jointly organised by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Athens and Tirana, in cooperation with the Embassy of Albania in Athens.
Officials participating in the forum included Greek Development and Investment Minister Adonis Georgiadis, Albanian Finance and Economy Minister Delina Ibrahimaj and Fragogiannis’ Albanian counterpart, Megi Fino.