07 November, 2007
Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly President and Greek Parliament President Dimitris Sioufas addressed the 9th Euro-Mediterranean meeting of 37 foreign ministers in Portugal on Tuesday, stressing that in March, 2004, Athens hosted the opening session of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, while in March, 2008, the plenum will be held in Athens on completion of the tenure of its first presidency.
Sioufas underlined that the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly is the Parliamentary organ of the Barcelona process, aimed at supporting initiatives for consolidating peace in the region and the balanced development of the participating countries.
He added that Euro-Mediterranean dialogue, at present, is a priority for Europe and the region's countries. However, it must be supplemented with initiatives and actions and lead to specific results.
Source: Athens News Agency