- Tuesday, January 23, 2018 7:56 PM
Skopje, 23 January 2018 (MIA) - Macedonia's Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov visited Brussels on Tuesday for meetings with officials of the European Commission and European Parliament.
Today Dimitrov met the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics, Director General for Enlargement Christian Danielsson, as well as MEPs Andrey Kovatchev and Ivo Vajgl.
He also held talks with Martin Selmayr, head of the cabinet of EC President Jean-Claude Juncker. On the occasion Dimitrov had a brief encounter with Juncker, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release.
The visit was aimed at promoting Macedonia's reform progress and its European approach to advancing the good-neighborly relations ahead of the revealing of the EC Enlargement Strategy in early February.
The talks with all officials in Brussels were focused on the expectations for the new enlargement strategy to confirm the European perspective of Macedonia and the countries of the region, the press release reads.
The EU officials commended the Macedonian government's results thus far and sent encouraging messages for reform progress for the country to be a European success in 2018.
Dimitrov notified the significance of a merit-based approach for the EU-integration process. Commencing of the EU-accession talks will strengthen Macedonia's European future, he said.
'The main patriotic task of our generation is to succeed to get on board of the EU train and ensure a European future, stability and prosperity for the citizens of Macedonia,' Dimitrov said. lk/19:56
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