Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met in Belgrade, on June 3, where they discussed bilateral ties, regional and multilateral cooperation, EU integration, the ongoing energy crisis, burning geopolitical issues and the war in Ukraine, the president's office said in a press release.
Vucic stressed that Serbia placed great importance on its relations with Greece, which were based on a firm friendship, historically close ties and a sense of solidarity between the two peoples. He added that it was Serbia's key interest to see that all of the countries in the region were stable and oriented toward intense cooperation in every area, as only then would sustainable development be possible for Serbia.
In a talk with his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selakovic, Dendias said Greece was there to support Serbia on its path of accession to the European Union and urged it to align with the EU's foreign policy. He touched upon the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina saying that he would repeat what he had said in Sarajevo -- that changing borders was not the path to progress at this time.
The Greek minister also spoke with Serbian Parliament Speaker Ivica Dacic whom he told that the level of strategic partnership between Serbia and Greece had been formalized even before the COVID-19 pandemic and that the two countries had already laid the foundation for establishing stronger and more comprehensive cooperation in virtually all areas.