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Albania

Diplomatic relations between the two countries were restored in 1971. Greece is represented in Albania through its Embassy in Tirana, where Greece has an honorary Consulate, an Economic and Trade Affairs Bureau, a Press office, a Defense Attaché’s office and a Police Liaison office. Greece also maintains two Honorary General Consulates in Albania, in the towns of Gjirokastër and Korcë.

Political Relations

Greek-Albanian relations have a very broad contractual framework and there are frequent exchanges of visits at all levels. The two countries’ governments have expressed the political will to further promote bilateral relations, expand bilateral cooperation, and settle pending issues. Greece supported Albania’s accession to NATO, and strongly supports the country’s European course. It recognizes the progress made to this day in various sectors and concurrently encourages Tirana to continue with the necessary reforms in order to speed up their accession course. Compliance with the criteria for Albania’s accession course and the implementation of European standards is also of vital importance for the protection of the rights Greek National Minority.

Economic Relations

For information on bilateral economic relations, you can visit the AGORA internet portal.

Office E.C.A. Tirana

Cultural Relations and Greek Community

There is a native national Greek minority in Albania; whose presence goes back as far as the 7th century BC. The vast majority live in the broader region of Gjirokastër, Sarande, Delvine, and Himarë, but many members of the Greek community are scattered around Albania. The Greek minority is a vital bridge of mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation between Greece and Albania. The Greek government systematically cooperates with representatives of the Greek community and the Albanian authorities; providing its substantial contribution on issues directly associated with improving conditions for the national Greek minority in our neighbouring country.

As part of university education in Albania, the Greek language is taught at the Department of Greek Language of the University of Tirana and at the Department of Greek language, literature and culture of the University of Gjirokastër.

Useful Information

Click here for information regarding the visa requirements for Greek citizens who want to travel to Albania.

Click here for information regarding visa requirements for citizens of Albania who want to travel to Greece.

Albania-Contact details for Greek Missions

Embassy in Tirana

Address : Rruga Frederik Shiroka, No 3, Tirana
Tel. : (003554) 2274669, 2274668, 2274670 
Fax : (003554) 2234290
E-mail :
Web Site : www.mfa.gr/tirana

Head of Mission: Rokanas Leonidas

Consular office in Tirana

Address : Rruga Frederik Shiroka, No 3,  Tirana
Tel. : (003554) 2274644, 2274645, 2274852
Fax : (003554) 2234443
E-mail :
Web Site : www.mfa.gr/tirana

Head of Mission: Dimitrios Karakonstantis

Commercial Section in Tirana

Address : Sky Tower Business Center, 10th floor, Tirana
Tel. : (003554) 2228980,  2247323
Fax : (003554) 2228979
E-mail :
Web Site: www.agora.mfa.gr/al51

Head: Pagona Larda

Consulate General in Gjirokaster

Address : Konsulata e Pergjithshme e Greqise, Sheshi I Cercizit, Gjirokaster
Tel. : (003558426) 3804, 3091, 2010, 3536       
Fax: (003558426) 8141
Emergency Tel: +355 696000180, +355 692324209
E-mail :

Consul General : Nikolaos Kotrokois

Consulate General in Korca

Address : Bulevard Republika, Nr 18, P.C. 7001, Korca, Albania
Tel. : (0035582) 252889
Fax : (0035582) 245052
Emergency phone: 00355694794747
E-mail :
Web Site: www.mfa.gr/korytsa

Consul General : Pediotis Ioannis

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