“European security passes through the Balkans and we agreed that we should realize the vision of revitalizing the European prospects of the Western Balkans”, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the joint statement with his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov and Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić after the 1st Greek-Serbian-Bulgarian Summit, held in Thessaloniki on Thursday, was concluded. The three leaders agreed that there is a need of stability in FYROM, which is much anticipated by all. They also agreed that a substantial dialogue is required to find a mutually accepted solution regarding the country’s name.

On his part, the Serbian President thanked the Greek and Bulgarian Premiers for their support to Serbia in its European trajectory. Finally, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stressed, “Three peoples together, we are not three times stronger but ten times stronger”.