The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias announced that he will visit a number of Balkan countries in early in June, in pursuing an active foreign policy.
Mr. Kotzias will be visiting Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia and Skopje and revealed that amongst his goals is to revive the trilateral partnership with fellow EU members Romania and Bulgaria.
During a radio interview, the Foreign Affairs Minister referred to “highly interesting discussion” he had with the Bulgarian ambassador in Greece and revealed that high-level government meetings between the two countries will likely take place in September.
According to Mr. Kotzias, the partnership between Bulgaria, Romania and Greece will strengthen their voice within the European Union, regarding the Western Balkans.
He also noted that the Western Balkans is “a source of instability” and noted that “instability gives birth to nationalisms and nationalisms can give birth to problems”. Mr. Kotzias stressed that Greece “does not want to a part of the problem”, but rather to support its national interests.