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Monday, March 19, 2018, 

FM Dimitrov meets with Merkel's foreign policy aide in Skopje

FM Dimitrov meets with Merkel

Skopje, 6 March 2018 (MIA) - Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov informed the foreign policy adviser in the government of Germany, Jan Hecker, about the course of reform implementation deemed vital for the European and Euro-Atlantic perspective of Macedonia.

Minister Dimitrov met with the aide of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as part of his visit to Skopje, MoFA said in a press release.

An emphasis was put on the challenges in the process, including the course of the negotiations with Greece aimed at overcoming differences over the name.

"Adviser Hecker pledged that the future German government will continue its active role in the integration processes of Macedonia and the region to join EU and NATO saying the Western Balkans remains top priority of Germany's foreign policy. He also praised the government in Macedonia for its efforts to implement reforms at home and to apply a positive and proactive approach in its relations with the neighbors," stated the press release.

FM Dimitrov thanked for Germany's support to the European perspective of Macedonia. In this context, he welcomed the agreement on the formation of a new coalition government in Berlin calling it 'extremely important for the region, for Europe and beyond.' ba/20:45


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