Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias met with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the 55th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers’ meeting (July 29-Aug. 5) held at Phnom Penh.
Dendias tweeted that during the meeting he “had the opportunity to receive his assurances of support for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and sovereign rights of Greece in the face of challenges against it.”
The Greek FM added that this is “a position fully compatible with International Law, given that China is a permanent member of the UN Security Council. I also had the opportunity to reiterate the Greek position in favor of the ‘One China policy’, which is also the European position on this matter.”
The Greek minister also signed the Treaty of Friendship & Cooperation with ASEAN, which concerns “a region of 600 mln people, with a GDP that exceeds 3 trillion, and positions compatible with Greek positions in matters of International Law of the Sea. This is another important step in a foreign policy that extends beyond the known horizon.”
Dendias also met with his counterparts of Qatar, Indonesia and Thailand.