Tsipras Urges 'New Architecture' for Balkan Economic Cooperation
Wednesday, 01 February 2017
The excellent ties between Greece and Serbia could form a foundation to build "a new architecture for economic cooperation in the Balkans," Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, addressing a Serb-Greek business forum in Belgrade.
He outlined his vision for such an architecture, based on "peaceful coexistence and cooperation between peoples and economic actors" that was focused on prosperity and rising living standards and turned the Balkans into a "area of stability and zone of economic growth."
Tsipras underlined the crucial contribution of Greek and Serbian friendship and cooperation in this direction, noting that the two countries shared common views and values.
"It is extremely important that we can plan together, to have a vision for our countries' relations and jointly build the Balkan region's growth," he added, while also helping establish peace and stability in a troubled region.