Serbian President Aleksandar Vuchic announced today in Thessaloniki that he has no intention to confute the recent statements issued by the head of Serbian diplomacy, Ivica Dachic, that Serbia has made a mistake for recognizing Macedonia under its constitutional name.

-If I wanted to criticize or confute Dachic, I would have done that easily But, obviously, I haven’t done that – said Vuchic, after the meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Thessaloniki, where the trilateral summit between Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria is happening.

He stressed that in the future, Serbia will be thinking of its own interests and that it will provide friendly assistance to those that are on its side and have helped in the keeping of the principles of the international law, and in that sense “the Greek friends can count on Serbia’s support.”

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras repeated that the name dispute between Greece and Macedonia has to be solved first before the “little Balkan neighbor joins in the ranks of the EU and NATO” reports the Greek daily newspaper “Kathimerini.”