The interests of Iranian citizens in Albania will be protected through an interests section at the Turkish embassy in Tirana.
The decision was made during a telephone conversation on Saturday between Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, where they discussed a number of bilateral and regional issues, among others. According to the state news agency IRNA, Amir-Abdollahian also thanked the Turkish government for its support in this regard.
Representation of the interests of a third country due to the termination of diplomatic relations is provided for in the Vienna Convention. In article 45, point 3 of this convention it is stated that in case of interruption of diplomatic relations between two states, or if a mission is called definitively or temporarily “The sending state can entrust the protection of its interests and those of its citizens a third country acceptable to the receiving country”.
On September 7, Albania severed diplomatic relations with Iran. Prime Minister Edi Rama announced that there is irrefutable evidence that Iran financed the cyber attack, as after 24 hours the ambassador and the entire staff of the Iranian embassy left Albania.