- Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:35 PM
Skopje, 14 December 2017 (MIA) - Macedonia-Bulgaria friendship treaty should be ratified soon by the Parliament of both countries, as it will create possibilities for cooperation in many spheres, Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi and Vice-President Iliana Iotova agreed Thursday in Skopje.
Xhaferi extended gratitude for Bulgaria's support of Macedonia's bid to join the European Union and NATO, the Parliament said in a press release.
"Macedonia and its institutions have been working on adoption of the reform laws in the next few months and advancing the neighborly relations, hoping to obtain a positive European Commission's report next year,' Xhaferi said.
He asked Bulgaria - the next holder of the EU Presidency - to support a launch of Macedonia's EU accession talks.
Vice-President Iotova said Bulgaria would do its best Macedonia to get a date for starting the EU accession negotiations. The EU membership status should not only be a promise but a reality for Macedonia, she said.
Iotova also commended the efforts of Skopje and Athens for resolving the name issue. lk/17:34
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