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Monday, September 25, 2017

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, following the Quadrilateral Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania (New York, 22.09.2017)

N. KOTZIAS: We had a very interesting meeting of the four south-east European Union members; that is, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece. We talked about carrying out a joint trip to Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina, to contribute to the promotion of the European course of all the Western Balkan states. This is a collaboration that we initiated last year, like the cooperation we have with FYROM, Bulgaria and Albania, with whom we will be meeting again on 5 and 6 October, in Thessaloniki. JOURNALIST: Minister, what are the priorities of the cooperation between the EU member states of the Balkans? N. KOTZIAS: The priority is, first, to assist the Western Balkans; second, the European orientation and role of these states in this region; and third, at this time, energy issues. We also prepared for a meeting we will be having with the Visegrad countries (4+4). This is another idea we put forward, and we are very pleased that it will be realised towards the end of November.