Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas on Thursday welcomed the arrest of Ratko Mladic by Serb authorities, saying the news brought satisfaction to those who believe and support the need to "mend the wounds of history, serve justice and bring about the reconciliation of peoples in the region".
"Greece welcomes this development and congratulates the government of Serbia for its determination and persistence," he said.

All that now remained was to complete the process for extraditing Mladic to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Droutsas noted, so that Serbia and the Serb people could fight, free from the burdens of the past, to implement the new great goal, which was Serbia's EU accession.