Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias referred to the escalation of Turkish rhetoric and specifically to the statements questioning the sovereignty of the Aegean islands in connection with the issue of demilitarization, during his statements during his official visit to Veli./p>
During his joint statements with his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selakovic, Dendias noted that “Turkey is challenging Greek sovereignty in the Aegean islands by making baseless allegations.”
For his part, Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic noted that his country remains “absolutely consistent in supporting Greece's territorial integrity, both on land and at sea, under international law, including the law of the sea.” At the same time, the meeting of the two Foreign Ministers discussed the need to speed up the processes for the European integration of the Western Balkan countries as a development that would contribute to the strengthening of stability in the Balkans.p>
During his official visit to Belgrade, Mr. Dendias also met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, as well as with National Assembly Speaker Ivica Dasic./p>
In the context of these contacts, the issues of further strengthening of bilateral relations, the European perspective of the Western Balkans, the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as the forthcoming South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit.