Bulgaria, Greece oppose “ethnically clean states” in Balkans

Bulgaria and Greece oppose the idea of “ethnically clean
states” in the Balkans, Bulgarian President Georgi
Parvanov said here on Monday.

After meeting visiting Greek President Karolos
Papoulias, Parvanov said at a joint press conference
that the two leaders agreed that the solution to the
Kosovo issue should take into consideration the
interests of Kosovo people and all countries in the

“We would not accept a solution that expresses a
tendency or aspirations towards ethnically clean
states. It is not possible in the region,” Parvanov
was quoted by Focus Agency as saying.

“We would accept any decision which is acceptable for
both Belgrade and Pristina,” he added.

The Bulgarian president said his country was trying to
push the dialogue stimulating relations between
institutions and representatives of Serbia and Kosovo.

Papoulias is on a three-day official visit to
Bulgaria. During his stay, Papulias and his delegation
will discuss a series of issues with the Bulgarian
Source: Xinhua

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