Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia can promote stability and prosperity in wider region: Greek PM

ATHENS, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia can play an important role in promoting stability and prosperity in a wider region, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday in a joint press conference with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.

The press conference was held after trilateral talks of the three leaders in Thessaloniki in northern Greece.

The three leaders discussed prospects of strengthening regional cooperation in several sectors, transport and energy in particular, and relations with third countries, as well as Serbia's European course and a common approach on mutual challenges such as migration, Greek national news agency AMNA reported.

In terms of infrastructure projects of joint interest, Tsipras listed the idea of a navigable link via rivers from Greece's Thessaloniki to Serbia's Belgrade and a rail link from Thessaloniki to the Danube, the longest river in the European Union(EU) region, to rapidly move goods and people to central and northern Europe, according to AMNA.

The projects will be a priority for Bulgaria when it takes over the rotating EU presidency, Borisov said.

[ Editor: meng ]


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