First bones of Greek soldiers fallen in WWII revealed in Tepelena

First bones of Greek soldiers fallen in WWII revealed in Tepelena

 The first bones of Greek soldiers that fell during the World War II were discovered in the village Drago of Tepelena. These photo is provided by Report TV. 

There is the soldier's identification number, which is written in Italian and is said to be Greek, which implies that the solider was buried by Italians.

Excavations are being followed by a joint Albanian-Greek committee. The initiation of the excavations was part of the implementation of the agreement between the two countries, following the Bushati-Kotzias negotiations in Crete and Korça.

In December 2017, the Albanian government adopted the decision to excavate and locate the remains of Greek soldiers, a decision that was greeted by official Athens.

"I think that the implementing law adopted by the Council of Ministers of Albania on 13th of this month, which was announced yesterday, by which the issues of the cemeteries of Greek soldiers and officers who fell in the Italian-Greek war, is a great step for what we say metaphorically as the 'calming the soul of the fallen', but it is also a step of confidence between our two countries," said Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.
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