Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias’ statement to Greek journalists on the second day of his visit to Cambodia for the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (Phnom Penh, 03.08.2022)

Today, on behalf of the Hellenic Republic, I had the pleasure and honor of signing here in Phnom Penh the accession of Greece to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, namely the ASEAN, an area of more than six hundred million people with a Gross National Product of more than three trillion and with positions fully compatible with the Greek positions on International Law of the Sea-related issues. I believe it is another significant step in Greece’s foreign policy which has been described as a policy extending beyond the known horizon.

Aside from that, I had four bilateral meetings with the Foreign Ministers of China, Qatar, Indonesia, and Thailand.

I’d like to make a special mention of my meeting with Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of China. During this meeting, I received his assurance of support for Greece’s territorial integrity, sovereignty, and sovereign rights in the face of the challenges it faces. A position that is fully in line with International Law, considering that China is a permanent member of the Security Council. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to reiterate Greece’s support for the “One China policy”, which is also the European position on this issue.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic

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