Source: Republic of Greece – Foreign Affairs
I am very pleased because today the European Council decided there will be a new EU operation that will impose the arms embargo in Libya, in the air and at sea. Greece reiterated what it has said in the past: that it is prepared to contribute to this effort, first of all with means, but also with any other support that is needed.
This morning, I also had the opportunity, at the breakfast organized by my Italian counterpart, Mr. Luigi Di Maio, to discuss issues concerning enlargement in the Balkans, with the Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, in attendance. There, I took a stance on behalf of the government of the Hellenic Republic, saying that Greece supports the enlargement, but of course that the Albanian side must also comply with the conditionalities in place.
Finally, I had the opportunity to attend the event for donors who are helping Albania following the catastrophic earthquake this past November. I remind you that, by order of the Prime Minister, I was the first minister to visit Albania, just a few hours after the earthquake, and that Greece has already provided assistance to Albania and the Albanian people.