European Western Balkans

Pendarovski proposes a regional summit on EU enlargement hosted by Skopje

Stevo Pendarovski and Ilir Meta; Photo: President of North Macedonia

TIRANA –  North Macedonia, Albania and other countries in the region should continue on the EU path as there is no other alternative, President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski said Saturday n a joint news conference with his Albanian counterpart Ilir Meta in Tirana, Al Jazeera reported.

Stevo Pendarovski suggested that the Western Balkan countries should hold an extraordinary summit to discuss EU enlargement and good neighbourly relations and to reject all alternatives to EU integration.

If all countries, North Macedonia would host the summit, Pendarovski said.

The President assessed the relations between Skopje and Tirana as excellent and the cooperation was intense and fruitful. Pendarovski and Meta noted that good political cooperation should continue and that the future focus should be placed on the economy.

Pendarovski said he briefed Meta on leaders meeting in Skopje and the state consensus to continue on the EU path and to organise snap elections.

During his first official visit to Albania on Saturday, President of North Macedonia also met with PM Edi Rama.

Pendarovski and Rama agreed to encourage all political actors to continue on the European agenda, and to urge EU leaders that negotiations with countries in the region are an investment in stability and prosperity.

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