Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov (2nd R), Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose (1st R), Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (1st L) and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic attend a joint press conference near Varna, Bulgaria, Oct. 3, 2017. Leaders of Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Romania on Tuesday called for peace and prosperity of the Balkans region, and for the accession of Serbia to the European Union (EU). (Xinhua/Zhan Xiaoyi)
VARNA, Bulgaria, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Romania on Tuesday called for peace and prosperity of the Balkans region, and for the accession of Serbia to the European Union (EU).
The Balkan countries should become an example of peace, stability and prosperity, in the interest of the people and business in the region, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said at a joint press conference after a meeting with his Greek and Romanian counterparts Alexis Tsipras and Mihai Tudose, and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
Serbia's natural place was in the EU, Borissov also said.
Serbia deserved to go quickly to enter the EU, Tsipras echoed, adding that the four countries, three of which are already members of the EU, can play a significant role in the development of the region.
According to Tsipras, the cooperation of the four countries in energy, transport, crisis management and security had a great potential.
Tudose said in turn that the four states had to act together on energy issues and have good coordination on infrastructure projects.
Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, and Serbia were not against anything or anyone, but only to make better use of the big chances they have, Tudose added.
Vucic thanked Bulgaria, Romania and Greece for their support for his country's EU membership.
Together, the four Balkan countries could do a lot in order to have fewer problems than they have today, the Serbian President added.