FM to discuss release of Himare mayor with Albanian counterpart

Foreign Minister Vassilis Kaskarelis is on Wednesday expected to meet Albanian counterpart Olta Xhacka, on the sidelines of the informal meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Oslo to discuss the release of a jailed ethnic Greek official. 

Fredi Beleri, was elected mayor of Himare earlier this month but he was arrested and imprisoned following suspicions of alleged voter bribery. His aide, Pantelis Kokavesis, is also in jail.

The Greek ambassador to Albania, Constantina Kamitsi, recently met with both Beleri and Kokavesis and she has had ongoing communication with their families and lawyers.

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