Friday, October 17, 2014

Aνακοίνωση Υπουργείου Εξωτερικών σχετικά με πραγματοποιηθέν διάβημα του Πρέσβη της Ελλάδας στα Τίρανα

ΥΠΕΞ, Παρασκευή, 17 Οκτώβριος 2014:
Με εντολή του Αντιπροέδρου της Κυβέρνησης και Υπουργού Εξωτερικών, Ευάγγελου Βενιζέλου, ο Πρέσβης της Ελλάδος στα Τίρανα προέβη σε διάβημα διαμαρτυρίας προς το Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών της Αλβανίας, με το οποίο ζήτησε να καταδικαστούν από τις αλβανικές Αρχές τα επεισόδια που σημειώθηκαν στο χωριό Δερβιτσάνη εις βάρος μελών της Ελληνικής Εθνικής Μειονότητας της Αλβανίας, μετά τη διακοπή του ποδοσφαιρικού αγώνα Σερβίας – Αλβανίας.
Ο Πρέσβης κ. Ροκανάς ζήτησε, επίσης, να ληφθούν όλα τα απαραίτητα μέτρα για τον εντοπισμό, τη σύλληψη και την τιμωρία των υπαιτίων της απρόκλητης επίθεσης, καθώς και για την προστασία της Ελληνικής Εθνικής Μειονότητας, ενόψει και των επικείμενων εορταστικών εκδηλώσεων της επετείου της 28ης Οκτωβρίου.

Ο Πρέσβης της Ελλάδας μετέφερε την έντονη ανησυχία της Ελλάδας για παρόμοιες επιθέσεις, που στοχοποιούν τη φιλήσυχη Ελληνική Εθνική Μειονότητα και προβάλλουν ως τροχοπέδη στην ευρωπαϊκή προοπτική της χώρας, η οποία αποδυναμώνεται και σίγουρα δεν ενισχύεται από ακραίες συμπεριφορές και εθνικιστικές εξάρσεις που ξυπνούν μνήμες ενός βαλκανικού παρελθόντος, το οποίο όλες οι χώρες της περιοχής οφείλουν να εγκαταλείψουν προς όφελος του κοινού ευρωπαϊκού μέλλοντός του.

Τέλος, σε αντίστοιχες παραστάσεις προέβη προς τις τοπικές Αρχές και ο Γενικός Πρόξενος της Ελλάδας στο Αργυρόκαστρο.

mfa.gr
17/10/14
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1 comment :

  1. A group of young people from Gjirokaster, in the south of Albania, caused an incident in a village mainly inhabited by the minority. ...

    The incident has taken place in the village of Dervician, after the football match between Serbia and Albania, where a small group of young people have launched chants and have caused material damages to the local houses and vehicles. Sources from the embassy and the Greek embassy, which was informed on the incident, told IBNA that the young people have broken car windows of vehicles belonging to the local minority community. “The group of young people has gone to the minority village and has committed acts of verbal violence and caused material damages against residents of Dervican. They have thrown strong objects, mainly stones against the residents, their homes and vehicles by breaking their windows. At the same time, they have also launched profanities against the Greek minority and slogans against Serbia and Greece”, said sources at the location. After a few minutes, police has intervened by dispersing the group of young people and by taking some of them in.

    The residents that were present said that there was no confrontation on the part of the local community. According to them, had the situation become more heated, the situation could have had unpredictable consequences.

    Local government authorities and police of Gjirokaster have contacted residents and the elderly of the village. They said that the event in question was an isolated case and that the situation in the village is currently calm.

    Due to this incident, the Greek ambassador to Tirana, Mr. Leonidas Rokanas (photo) has demanded a meeting with high officials of the Albanian Foreign Ministry. This meeting has taken place today where Mr. Rokanas was received by the General Secretary of the Albanian Foreign Ministry, Mr. Qirjako Qirko.

    Mr. Rokanas informed Mr. Qirko on the situation and demanded from the authorities to clarify the measures that have been taken. He has demanded for efforts to be made in order for such incidents not to be repeated.

    The general secretary of the Foreign Ministry has condemned this incident, by considering it as an isolated case, which cannot have an impact on the spirit of long cohabitation between Albanians and minority communities.

    Mr. Qirko told the Greek ambassador that there was a “quick and efficient reaction of the state police, which identified the responsible people”.

    The Greek ambassador was asked for this sporadic case not to have a negative impact on the bilateral relations, “as the European Atlantic affiliation of both countries rules out every negative phenomena which threatens joint values”. /ibna/
    - See more at: http://www.balkaneu.com/greek-ambassador-denounced-incident-place-minority-area-albania/#sthash.idqydQ3P.dpuf
    17/10/14

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