Dimitrov: Still a lot of work ahead in order to reach a desired European reality

Nikola Dimitrov; Photo: Tanjug / AP Photo / Petros Giannakouris

BERLIN – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov, began the first day of his working visit to Berlin with a briefing with the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group on Foreign Policy at the Bundestag. Minister Dimitrov briefed the German PMs on the success achieved in relations with neighbours, primarily through the agreements with Greece and Bulgaria and offered a short overview of reform results and the country’s expectations in terms of reaching a decision to start accession negotiations this June.

“This year North Macedonia is a case of hope and encouragement for the region and Europe. Backed by our achievements, we offer arguments in Berlin today on why it is important for our German friends to support us in opening the next door on our European journey. We have done plenty, but still, there is a great deal of work ahead in order to reach our desired goal – a new European reality, through exhaustive reform and fundamental transformation of the society and state”, stated Dimitrov.

On this occasion, MP Jürgen Hardt, the foreign policy spokesperson of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, chairing the meeting said: “Following its courageous step towards overcoming the decade-long dispute with Greece, North Macedonia has our full support for NATO membership and EU accession.”

Minister Dimitrov also met with the leader of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, Ralph Brinkhaus, with whom he discussed the current developments in our EU integration process along with CDI/CDU’s support in this context, as well as other regional topics.