Foreign Ministers of Serbia, Greece, Cyprus hold tripartite meeting

Foreign Ministers of Serbia, Greece, Cyprus hold tripartite meeting

On Monday, Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic held a tripartite meeting with Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.

On this occasion, the Serbian Foreign Minister noted that he discussed with his colleagues Serbia’s European future, adding that they had reached an agreement to hold meetings on a six-month basis, during which they will discuss issues from various areas of interest of the three countries.

Selakovic stressed that they also discussed economic co-operation, infrastructure, strengthening ties, energy, gas supply from various sources and routes, noting that Serbia’s main goal in regional policy is to maintain peace and stability.

He added that that three ministers had agreed that more co-operation was needed in the tourism, agriculture and IT sectors.

Minister Selakovic thanked Greece and Cyprus for their core support in maintaining the sovereignty and integrity of Serbia, but also in terms of European integration, underlining that Serbia supports Greece in continuing the dialogue with Turkey, as well as in the agreement with Albania on the demarcation of the borders between the two countries.

He also reiterated his support for the sovereignty of Cyprus and also supported the continuation of the dialogue between Cyprus and Turkey.

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides thanked Selaković for his hospitality, stating that the three countries have friendly ties and future trilateral cooperation represents the creation of a positive agenda in the interest of all peoples.

He stressed that citizens of both Serbia and Greece will be able to travel to Cyprus with a negative PCR test starting April 1st, stating that this is the first step towards restoring normalcy.

“The ultimate goal is to boost stability and prosperity in the Western Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean,” Christodoulides said, congratulating Serbia on its impressive immunization rate that puts the country at the top of the world.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus stressed that today he reaffirmed to his Serbian counterpart the strong support toward Serbia and the readiness for any possible assistance in achieving the strategic goal of EU membership, as well as Cyprus’ commitment to the principles of international law as clearly expressed through the country’s policy of non-recognition of Kosovo’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence.

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias stressed the prospect of co-operation between Greece and Serbia in the field of energy and security, as well as infrastructure.

Dendias said he was concerned over migratory flows, noting that Turkey should strengthen its border control.

The Greek Foreign Minister reiterated his country’s support for Serbia on the European path and clarified that the Greek Prime Minister had instructed him to do everything to help the country on this path. /ibna