Serbia, Greece, Cyprus vow to enhance trilateral ties

Foreign ministers of Serbia, Greece and Cyprus met in Belgrade on Monday, vowing to improve economic cooperation and stimulate development.

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Nikos Christodoulides, Foreign Minister of Cyprus, met with their Serbian counterpart Nikola Selakovic to find ways to pursue the joint interest of their countries in trilateral cooperation.

After the meeting, Selakovic told the press that the three sides had reached an agreement to hold such meetings every six months, and that their first meeting was dedicated to economic cooperation, infrastructure, energy and diversification of the natural gas supply.

According to the government’s press release, Selakovic revealed that the ministers agreed on the need for greater cooperation in the field of tourism, agriculture, the IT sector and other areas.

Christodoulides said that the three countries have friendly ties, and that future trilateral cooperation represents the creation of a positive agenda in the interest of all peoples.

“The ultimate goal is to strengthen the stability and prosperity of the Western Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean,” he said.

Dendias underlined the cooperation between Greece and Serbia in the fields of energy, security and infrastructure.

The two foreign ministers reiterated the support of their countries to Serbia’s accession to the European Union.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic held separate meetings with Dendias and Christodoulides, where they confirmed friendly ties, expressed satisfaction with the improvement of the economic exchange, and underlined the need to cooperate to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.