Albania appoints ethnic Greek as prefect of the Vlora district

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On Wednesday, March 13, Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama appointed Vangjel Tavo, an ethnic Greek, as the prefect of the Vlora district. 

Ekathimerini reported that this was done with aims to ease tensions sparked by the imprisonment of the elected mayor of Himare who was convicted of vote buying. 

Edi Rama
Edi Rama is Albania’s Prime Minister. Photo: Albanian Government Council of Ministers.

Tavo, a former Deputy and Health Minister in Albania, confirmed being appointed, without being aware if any communication was made with Athens prior.

This action underscores Albania’s efforts to resolve internal tensions while maintaining diplomatic relations with Greece. Tavo’s appointment symbolises Albania’s dedication to inclusivity and unity among its diverse communities.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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