- Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:13 AM
Belgrade, 21 November 2017 (MIA) - The Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Serbia will develop successful bilateral relations through which they can contribute to strengthening regional cooperation, Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in the interview with Belgrade-based daily Politika during his first official visit to Serbia.
In Belgrade he feels as being at home, and he is in Serbia in order to promote further friendly relations between the two countries and to develop the cooperation at a level that deserves the centuries-old friendship between our nations.
Zaev told daily Politika that the political and security situation in Macedonia is stable.
The political and security situation in Macedonia is stable, we have led the reform processes carefully, bearing in mind the civil and state interests and the current political leadership in the region that showed responsibility for a stable region, I am convinced that we are on the right track to our common strategic goals, Zaev said.
He said that European values are needed for citizens in our countries, our perspectives are open and how fast we will reach the desired goal, it depends on us.
Both Macedonia and Serbia need peace and stability in their countries as well as in the region and in the world, because only regional and world peace means a truly safe "home". Political decisions are in fact ways to guarantee peace, but as long as we are together and on the side of peace - we have no problems, Zaev said.
He is convinced that the commitment of the leadership of Serbia, the same as in Macedonia, is to resolve all issues peacefully, through dialogue, wisely and with a sense of responsibility.
We owe it to the citizens anywhere they live in Macedonia, Serbia, Balkans or worldwide, Zaev said.
Zaev agrees that the Macedonian and Serbian people are united with historical and cultural past, on the basis of which the future can be built.
Any idea, proposal or step that leads to these goals is worth considering. One thing I know: these are times that encourage development, moments that must not be missed. We are aware of this, we will take actions and we will feel the effects and we will be proud of them, because for this we will be meritorious together, Zaev underlined.
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev landed Monday evening at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport and was welcomed by Minister without Portfolio in charge of innovation and technology Nenad Popovic. Zaev is scheduled to meet Tuesday with Serbian PM Ana Brnabic and President Aleksandar Vucic. sk/10:13
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