- Sunday, June 18, 2017 2:08 PM
Skopje, 18 June 2017 (MIA) - President Gjorge Ivanov and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed Sunday the further enhancement of bilateral relations and cooperation, expressing satisfaction from the traditional friendship and partnership, as well as the intensive communication in all spheres of mutual interest.
President Ivanov stressed that Macedonia highly values Turkey's support over the use of the country's constitutional name and its NATO accession.
"Following the political crisis settlement it is time to create a fresh incentive over Macedonia's NATO membership. As before, we expect your open and vocal support", stressed Ivanov.
FM Cavusoglu reaffirmed Turkey's support to Macedonia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration, saying his country would remain consistent to this position.
Interlocutors exchanged opinions on regional and global developments, along with the need for greater cooperation between the countries' security services.
In this regard, Ivanov highlighted the need for information exchange between police and intelligence services, undertaking of joint operations, and finding effective means and methods for prevention and fight against the spreading of violent extremism and terrorism, the President's Office said in a press release.
Ivanov and Cavusoglu also expect intensification of economic cooperation and saluted the fruitful collaboration in the defense field.
Later in the day, FM Cavusoglu is set to meet with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and counterpart Nikola Dimitrov. ik/14:05
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