- Monday, December 18, 2017 4:25 PM
Skopje, 18 December 2017 (MIA) - Hungary supports Macedonia's accession to the European Union and NATO, which is important for the country's and the region's security and development, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Monday.
PM Zaev on his part voiced his expectation for 2018 to be significant year for Macedonia in regard to opening of its EU accession talks and obtaining an invitation for NATO membership.
'The Euro-Atlantic integration means security and economic prospect for the citizens of Macedonia. Hence I am welcoming Hungary's support on the behalf of the government and the citizens,' Zaev said.
The meeting also tackled the possibilities for bolstering the bilateral economic cooperation via investments in the energy, environment, banking sectors, the government said in a press release.
Szijjártó notified that the political contacts between the two countries were contributing to raising the interest of Hungarian companies to invest in Macedonia.
The Hungarian government, he said, has been monitoring the progress in implementing of Macedonia's reform plan 3-6-9, which also affects the development of the economic cooperation, as well as the country's Euro-Atlantic integration processes.
The officials also referred to the significance of bilateral cooperation in dealing with challenges of the migrant crisis. lk/16:24
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