Ex PM Berisha alleges Greece imposing new maritime border deal without proper negotiations

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times June 7, 2018 13:53

Ex PM Berisha alleges Greece imposing new maritime border deal  without proper negotiations

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  • Berisha said that a part of the Albanian negotiator team rejected the agreement. He also blamed current Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama of threatening Albanian negotiators.

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TIRANA, June 7 – Albania’s former Prime Minister Sali Berisha said on Thursday the new Maritime Border Agreement with Greece, expected to conclude by the end of June, was reached by the Greek side without leaving space for negotiations.

According to Berisha, these developments, which he said come from several official sources, are to harm Albania and are therefore an act of national treason by the government’s side.

“The Greeks, in a very pretentious and arrogant manner, handed over to the Albanian side the finalized agreement and said: ‘Take it, there is no comment and discussion for this.’ So, we cannot comment it or discuss it,” he told local media at the parliament’s yard.

He added that throughout the agreement, the Greek side doesn’t allow the use of the word “concessions” and “equity” in regard to the economic area.

Moreover, Berisha said that a part of the Albanian negotiators rejected the agreement, while two of them committed treason, and also blamed current Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama of threatening Albanian negotiators.

“Some delegation members have expressed total rejection, they’ve drafted letters for their bosses notifying the Greek side’s imposition. The famous Skapi and agent Mucollari have managed to even falsify the discussions’ minutes, to convince the signing of the papers even after elements were omitted,” Berisha said.

Concerning an earlier statement of Greek Minister of Defense Panos Kammenos that Greece will expand its territorial waters and profit from underwater sources, Berisha said it only testifies to his claims.

“Kammenos said Greece will expands its territorial waters. Towards which country will it do that? Obviously, towards Albania,” Berisha concluded.

 

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times June 7, 2018 13:53