Foreign ministers of Visegrad Group, namely the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland, said here Friday they want stability in the eurozone.
They made the remarks during Visegrad Group foreign ministers' meeting held in Prague on the situation in the euro area, the Balkans and other issues.Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, chairman of the meeting, said stability and settlement of the debt problems of Greece and other countries is in line with the interest of Visegrad countries.
While the Visegrad countries, only Slovakia use the euro, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary rely on the development of the euro area, Schwarzenberg told a press conference following the meeting.
Schwarzenberg said the ministers agreed that, whether or not members of the euro area, the four countries are closely related with the fate of the eurozone and its development.
Therefore, the four countries hope the eurozone to achieve stability as soon as possible, said Schwarzenberg, adding that further expansion of the European Union (EU) is still the Visegrad countries' priority.
The four foreign ministers said they support the entire Balkans to join the EU.
In February 1991, leaders of Hungary, Poland and Czechoslovakia held a meeting at the Visegrad Castle in Hungary to enhance cooperation of the three countries and agreed to the establishment of the regional cooperation organization.
The three countries attended the meeting was called Visegrad Group. In January 1993, the Czech Republic and Slovakia became independent respectively and thus Visegrad Group member states expand to four.