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Ahead of the imminent exploratory contacts with Ankara, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in an interview with Kathimerini that Athens will have a constructive disposition, but stressed he is worried that Turkey is neither the country of the early 2000s that harbored European ambitions nor that which engaged in these talks in 2016.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama will hold informal meetings Friday with his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias during a private visit to Athens against the backdrop of the agreement between the two countries for recourse to the International Court of Justice in the Hague for the delimitation of their maritime zones.
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will on Friday hold a private meeting with Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama in Athens, diplomatic sources say.
Later in the day, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will have a dinner for his Albanian counterpart that will also be attended by the foreign minister.
Turkey and Albania on Jan. 6 signed an agreement to upgrade bilateral ties to a strategic partnership level.
Speaking at a joint news conference with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama following meetings in the capital Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan highlighted the historic ties between the two countries.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met on Jan. 6 as part of a two-day official visit of the former to Turkey.
The bilateral relations between Turkey and Albania, as well as, steps to improve cooperation, would be discussed during the talks, Turkey's Communications Directorate said on Jan. 5.