The timeless friendship and cooperation of the two peoples was mentioned during the meeting that Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece had yesterday, Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at noon with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selakovic.
The Archbishop welcomed the minister and his entourage and referred to the close cooperation between the two countries, emphasizing that a common element of the identity of the two peoples is the Orthodox faith.
He said that many associates of the Church of Serbia have studied in Greece, talking about common roots and common struggles. He also spoke about the humanitarian aid and the support of Greece to the Serbian people and pointed out that the cooperation must be continuous.
He also referred to a communication he had with the blessed Patriarch of Serbia, who had asked him for help regarding Kosovo and then the Archbishop had expressed his support, noting that the Greeks believe that the Parthenon is for Athens what Kosovo is for Serbia.
The Minister thanked the Archbishop noting that he is particularly happy that during his first official visit to Greece they managed to meet. He spoke about the continuous support of Greece, emphasizing that the two peoples are connected by a real friendship. He referred to the challenges facing the two countries, talking about the need for cooperation and mutual support.
At the same time, he spoke about the love and hospitality of the Greeks towards the orphans of the country; while he made it known that the Patriarch of Serbia – on the occasion of this year fires and floods in Greece – took the initiative to gather humanitarian aid in the temples, which he will make sure to reach its destination.
Present at the meeting were associates of the minister and the Protosyncellus of the Archdiocese, Archimandrite Barnabas Theocharis.