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Zaev, Yannakakis: Positive atmosphere for building trust between Macedonia and Greece

Zaev and Yannakakis; Photo: Government of Macedonia

SKOPJE – Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev met Wednesday with Greek Ambassador Dimitris Yannakakis, discussing opportunities that open policies of friendship and cooperation in the spirit of mutual respect demonstrated by countries’ governments, Government of Macedonia stated.

Interlocutors agreed over the creation of a positive atmosphere for building trust and enhancement of cooperation between Macedonia and Greece.

“We have sent positive signals for good neighborly cooperation because the new government is committed to the European values and policies of building bridges. Our neighbors have also sent positive signals, which represents a huge step forward in the development of good neighborly relations and opening of the perspectives for Macedonia and its citizens”, said PM Zaev.

He reiterated that Macedonia is committed to EU and NATO membership, and focused on the required reforms in the Euro-Atlantic integration process. Zaev also expressed hope that Macedonia will follow Montenegro as the next NATO member.

Ambassador Yannakakis voiced readiness for bilateral cooperation at diverse levels, including enhancement of the political climate of trust, but also intensification of collaboration in the fields of economy, investments, culture, education, environment, tourism, energy, which represent a necessity for countries’ citizens.

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