Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias stressed the significance of International Law and International Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as a stable framework at Phnom Penh on Tesday. Dendias met with counterparts on the sidelines of the 55th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers’ meeting (July 29-Aug. 5) held in Cambodia. In a statement during his participation at the conference, Dendias pointed out “the need to have a stable framework which safeguards free navigation, as well as safety and cooperation in the maritime environment.”
The Greek minister also signed a Treaty of Friendship & Cooperation with ASEAN.
On Tuesday, Dendias also met with the second Foreign Minister of Brunei Erywan Yusof, and with Foreign Minister of Singapore Vivian Balakrishnan. He also met with the conference host and Foreign Minister of Cambodia Prak Sokhonn, and with ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi. On Wednesday Dendias will meet with his counterparts of Qatar, China, Thailand and Indonesia.