The Republic of Chameria Condemns Edi Rama’s New Deal With Greece
Today, 30 january 2018 Albanian Prime minister Edi Rama signed an agreement changing the maritime borders between Greece and Albania in favour of the former. The Government of the Republic of Chameria condemns this deal that sees Greece gain 12 miles of territory at the expense of Albania.
We call upon the Albanian government to withdraw from this agreement and think of future generation Chams and Albanians who are disadvantaged through this agreement.
Giving away Albanian territory to Greece is another concession in a string of bad decisions made by the Edi Rama’s administration in just a month. It follows the changing of history textbooks in favor of Greece, the offer to build additional cemeteries for Greek soldiers and to support the Greek Minority within Albania. All these onesided concessions are not reciprocated by the Greek government.
The government of the Republic of Chameria calls upon the Edi Rama administration to include the same rights for the Cham as they are willing to give to Greece. The Cham issue still lingers and places unjust pressure on the victims who have been denied justice for decades.
The Edi Rama Administration should not sell out all its assets and crown jewels to Greece in order to prevent them to block the resumption of the Accession Talks with the European Union.
We believe that Albania and Chameria should become an integral part of Europe and gain membership of the Union as quickly as possible. However, becoming part of Europe means accepting the European values of human dignity, human rights and democracy. The actions by the Edi Rama Administration show disrespect for these values and are an example of capitulation in order to remain in power at the expense of future generation Chams and Albanians.
We call upon the Edi Rama Administration to withdraw from the agreement and instead focus on getting justice for the Cham by opening a political dialogue on the return of Cham lands, properties and the use of the Albanian language in Chameria.
Republic of Chameria President Festim Lato