Thursday, November 4, 2010

Greek FM spokesman condemns incident at military cemetery in southern Albania

(ANA-MPA) -- A foreign ministry spokesman on Thursday condemned an incident in neighbouring Albania this past week that witnessed the burning of wreaths laid at a military cemetery in Bobostitsa where Greek servicemen who fell on the Albanian front during WWII are buried.

"This is an unacceptable incident, one that expresses circles that are unable to comprehend the new framework of relations between Greece and Albania, as well as the symbolism of the struggle against the Axis forces," spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras said during a regular press briefing.

Asked about a bilateral agreement on the upkeep of military cemeteries, the spokesman said both Athens and Tirana have expressed their satisfaction, with only the pact's implementation now pending.

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