President Ilir Meta has addressed a letter to his Greek counterpart to whom he expressed sincere condolences. 

The President expressed his hope for the fires to be controlled and extinguished as soon as possible and for the flames to claim no further victims.

"I pray that there will be no other victims and that wildfires will soon be under control thanks to the Greek firefighters. I assure you that, in thesedifficult times, I and the Albanians are with you and the citizens of Greece," said Ilir Meta.

Meanwhile, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Europe Ditmir Bushati wrote that he wishes a quick recovery of those affected by this tragedy.

"At this difficult moment we are close to our neighbor, Greece, and express our condolences to the family members of the victims. We wish rapid recovery to those injured as a result of this tragedy," said Ditmir Bushati.

Opposition leader, Lulzim Basha, also responded by writing that he prays for the drama to stop here and claim no more victims.

"We pray that the drama stops here and does not grow anymore. 

"The Albanian government should immediately offer every possible help in solidarity with our neighbors but also in the direction of accountability to our compatriots who have been hit by this tragedy," said Lulzim Basha.

Mayor Erion Veliaj also wrote to his Greek counterpart Kaminis on standby for any assistance.

"Solidarity to our friends in Athens who are fighting the fires! We are saddened by the loss of life and we pray for the fires to be brought under control as soon as possible. 

"Our city council will make a contribution through the Greek Embassy to help our sister city," said Erion Veliaj.

Currently, the situation of fires on the peripheries of Athens has quietened down, though the blades have already resulted in 74 confirmed deaths and hundreds injured, with further fears that these numbers could rise. 

/Ora News.tv/