Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Kyriakos Gerontopoulos’ intervention in the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit Meeting (Bucharest, 25 June 2014)
Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Kyriakos Gerontopoulos represented Greece at the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit, convened in Bucharest and organized by the Romanian Chairmanship in-office on Wednesday, 25 June.
Mr. Gerontopoulos underlined that Greece strongly supports the accession of the countries of the region in the EU. For this reason, said the Deputy Foreign Minister, the Greek Presidency of the EU Council took the initiative and organized the Thessaloniki Ministerial Conference of 8th May.
The Greek Deputy Foreign Minister stood for a flexible organization of SEECP, which best serves the regional cooperation aiming at the euroatlantic integration of all the countries of the region.
He expressed its condolences to the families of the victims of the floods which hit Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria and referred to the humanitarian assistance provided by Greece to the suffering populations.
Mr. Gerontopoulos wished success to the incoming Albanian Presidency of the SEECP.
During his stay in Romania, Mr. Gerontopoulos, in his quality of the Deputy Minister, responsible for Hellenism Abroad, met members of the Greek Communities in Ploiesti and Brasov, as well as the Dean and academic officials of the University of Ploiesti, along with the Deputy of the Greek Minority in Romania and Professor, Mr. Zisopol.