- Thursday, February 08, 2018 4:31 PM
Skopje, 8 February 2018 (MIA) - Macedonia's Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi and Russia's Ambassador to the country Oleg Shcherbak expressed hope Thursday for the friendly relations between the two countries to keep advancing.
Notifying that after the incident on 27 April 2017 the Parliament has managed to enter a normal course of functioning, Xhaferi briefed the guest about the upcoming activities of Macedonia's highest legislative body, singling out the adoption of a myriad of reform laws that derive from the EU recommendations, the Speaker's Office said in a press release.
The negotiations between the ruling and opposition parties resume in spite of the opposition's decision to boycott the Parliament, Xhaferi told Shcherbak.
The Speaker reaffirmed Macedonia's strategic priorities - the EU and NATO membership , notifying that the country expects a positive progress report this April from the European Commission, as well as NATO membership invitation at the next summit of the Alliance.
Shcherbak voiced belief that the overall relations between the two countries would keep advancing, especially in the sphere of inter-parliamentary cooperation.
In this respect he notified the ceremonies marking the 'Russia's Diplomacy Day', scheduled to take place in Bitola on 9 February. In addition, he said, this year marks the 25th anniversary of Macedonia-Russia diplomatic ties. Honoring of this jubilee will contribute to boosting the bilateral cooperation, he added. lk/16:31
All Rights Reserved.This material may not be stored, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form, except with the prior express permission of Macedonian Information Agency.
- 9:08 PM | Rama's 'joint president' statement is outrageous, says FM Dacic
Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic condemned Monday the statement of Edi Rama saying that the EU ...
- 8:57 PM | Erdogan warns Syrian government against deal with YPG
Syria's government will face consequences if it reaches an agreement with the Kurdish YPG militia ag...
- 8:25 PM | MP Sela testifies in trial against his attackers
Giving testimony at a trial regarding the violent events in Parliament on 27 April 2017, Zijadin Sel...
- 7:48 PM | Ex-Greek ambassador says he's moderate optimist for name solution
Moderate optimism for finding a solution to the name issue has been expressed by the former Greek am...
- 7:10 PM | TV journalist Talevska sentenced to two years of probation (UPD)
TV journalist Ivona Talevska on Monday was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty...