Greek park opened in Tirana in the presence of mayor Bakoyannis
On the outskirts of Tirana, Parku Helen, or “Greek Park”, was inaugurated a few days ago. It is an impressive and elegant recreation area, covering an area of six acres, in which there is the possibility of sports and cultural events, reports Greek City Times.
The project was implemented by the Greek Embassy and the municipality of Tirana and it was assisted by big Greek companies which operate in the country of Albania.
The park was inaugurated by the mayor of Athens Kostas Bakoyannis, mayor of Tirana Erion Veliaj and Greek ambassador to Albania, Sophia Philippidou.
Mayor Veliaj said: “What connects the two countries is not just the Mediterranean spirit and history, but also our relations. Greece is one of those friendly countries that has supported us unconditionally, throughout our path towards European integration. We take this remarkable gesture for the creation of the park as a sign of gratitude.”
The construction of the park coincides with three milestone dates: two for Greece and one for bilateral relations. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution, the 50th anniversary of the restoration of Athens-Tirana diplomatic relations and the 40th anniversary of Greece’s entry into the European Union, reports Greek City Times.
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