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Albania police confirmed on Thursday evening that Macedonia's former Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski, travelled through Albania to Montenegro on November 11 via the Hani I Hotit/Bozaj border crossing.
He travelled as a passenger in a car owned by the Hungarian embassy in Albania, according to the police announcement.
The talks will be attended by the prime ministers of Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, the chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the prime minister of the interim institutions in Pristina.
The Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic is also expected to attend the Vienna meeting.
Greece has urged Albania to abstain from actions that fuel tension in bilateral relations after the Foreign Ministry in Tirana labeled 52 Greek nationals personae non gratae and banned them from entering the Balkan country.
The 52 were among hundreds who attended the funeral on Thursday of an ethnic Greek who was fatally shot in a gun battle with Albanian police last month.
Global travel site Booking.com has named a small resort village in southern Albania as one of its top ten "hot spots" for adventurous travellers in 2019.
Its list of the "most stunning spots on the globe" starts with Wadi Rum in Jordan, whose red-sand landscape is likened to Mars and the fabled "Silk Road" city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan.
Several hundred Greeks, some of them holding anti-Albanian and anti-Macedonian insignia, attended the funeral of Kostandinos Kacifa on Thursday in the village of Bularat in southern Albania, hailing him a national hero.
Media reported that several buses and other vehicles traveled from different towns and cities in Greece across the border to Albania.
The funeral of an ethnic Greek who was shot dead by Albanian police last week got underway at the village of Bularat in southern Albania, with numerous people travelling from Greece in busses to attend the service.
The death of 35-year-old Konstantinos Katsifas has flared up tensions between Tirana and Athens.