Albania: Political Relations between Albania and the UK
1 January 1982
A file of correspondence and reports concerning political relations between Albania and the United Kingdom. The documents cover discussions on the possible resumption of relations between the British and Albanian ambassadors in Yugoslavia; Albanian demands for the return of gold looted during the Second World War by Nazi forces and held by the Tripartite Commission; and British claims against Albania relating to the Corfu Channel incident of 1946. Other documents in the file cover reaction to a book on the Anglo-American Threat to Albania written by the Albanian leader, Enver Hoxha, who has criticised Britain's wartime record in the region; a speech by the Albanian prime minister, Adil Çarçani, critical of Britain; and discussions on the mysterious death of the previous Albanian prime minister, Mehmet Shehu. The file also includes an enquiry about Albanian papers held by the British Public Records Office; and reports that West Germany and Canada are in talks with Albania to restore diplomatic relations.
united kingdom albania united states of america canada archives compensation diplomatic relations gold international relations publications restitution second world war domestic politics speeches deaths corfu channel case west germany diplomatic officials parliamentary questions letters from members of the public party congresses financial claims against foreign countries Albanian politics Enver Hoxha Anglo-Albanian relations Nicholas Bethell Albanian-West German relations Mehmet Shehu Malcolm Rifkind Adil Çarçani Albanian-Canadian relations