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Yuri Kim welcomes Albania-Greece agreement: Happy when our friends work together to solve problems

  • 1/19/2021 10:08 AM
Yuri Kim welcomes Albania-Greece agreement: Happy when our friends work together to solve problems

The US Ambassador to Tirana, Yuri Kim, welcomed today the agreement reached between Albania and Greece regarding the strengthening of border cooperation. Through a post on social media, Yuri Kim assesses the agreement as a positive step.

"Today's agreement between Albania and Greece is a positive step. Better border control strengthens the security of both countries and the region. I look forward to seeing our friends working together to solve common problems," Kim wrote on Twitter.

Greece and Albania have reached an agreement to have a joint border mission to prevent the influx of migrants and trafficking in drugs or illicit goods across the country. The parties have agreed to have a joint center where Albanian and Greek staff will work together, which will be located on Greek side territory. The center is expected to become operational in about a month. In addition to the European agency Frontex, there will be increased border controls on both sides, from both Greece and Albania.

/Klara Ruci/