Greece concerned about content of Albanian school text books

06/10/2017 00:00

The Greek Deputy Foreign Minister, Gianis Amanatidis, answered in a
press release about the school texts of Albanian schools, saying their
content is unacceptable.

“Albania is member of UNESCO and the Council of Europe, but their education policy does not respect the values of tolerance, understanding and avoiding to repeat negative stereotypes. The texts about ‘Albanian areas in Greece’ are offensive to our country”, Amanatidis said, adding that this damages Albania itself.

According to the Greek Foreign Minister, Albania had promised to review “irredentism definitions”  and “nationalistic content” from text books.

The Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, declared that he had already opposed those texts a year ago. He also added that he expects this issue to be finalized within a year.

Greek officials claim that they have agreed for Greece to remove from their text books the independence of Northern Epirus, while Albania has not removed its maps yet.

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