OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Dora Bakoyannis in Albania

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Our neighbourhood must be a priority,” the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Foreign Minister of Greece Dora Bakoyannis said during an official visit to Albania on Monday, as part of an ongoing a tour of western Balkan states. Albania plays a constructive regional role, but it must continue on the reform path and focus on improving election processes to achieve its Euro-Atlantic integration goals, Bakoyannis said during a brief visit to the country.  Regarding bilateral relations, the two sides signed an agreement for the operation of two military cemeteries on Albanian soil for Greek servicemen killed during the Greek-Italian war (1940-41) in WWII.  Furthermore, Greece will soon ratify the protocol for Albania’s entry into NATO, while it has already ratified the EU-Albania Association and Stability Agreement. OSCE Press Releases: OSCE Chairperson lauds Albania for progress, notes challenges ahead