THE PEOPLE'S ADVOCATE MS. ERINDA BALLANCA MEETS THE GREEK AMBASSADOR IN TIRANA, MS. ELENI SOURANI
The People’s Advocate, Mrs. Erinda Ballanca received today the Greek Ambassador in Tirana, Mrs. Eleni Sourani and the Deputy Ambassador Mr. Grigoris Delavekouras.
The meeting focused on human rights issues, the level of their implementation and the relationship between state authorities and citizens.
The Greek Ambassador congratulated Mrs. Ballanca on her assignment as the People’s Advocate.
Also, the Greek Ambassador expressed to the People's Advocate her consideration for the attention of the PA’s Institution to human rights in Albania, in particular property rights such as in the case of expropriations due to infrastructure projects.
The People's Advocate expressed the view that while Albania needs to upgrade its infrastructure through modernization projects, it is imperative that this process be carried out in respect of each individual's right to be compensated in a fair and honest way.
Ms. Ballanca said that she was convinced that no expropriation process in the country was motivated on ethnic or other discrimination grounds. She said that friendly countries could help Albania to meet human rights standards for all its citizens.
The meeting took place in an atmosphere of cooperation and understanding, leaving open the opportunity for other positive meetings and contacts in the future.