European Western Balkans

Borell: EU accession perspective of North Macedonia remains clear and uncontested

High Representative Josep Borell during the meeting with Osmani and Dimitrov; Photo: Twitter

BRUSSELS – The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borell reiterated clear and uncontested EU accession perspective of North Macedonia, during the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov and Foreign Minister of North Macedonia Bujar Osmani.

According to a press release, he had a frank and open discussion with Osmani and Dimitrov on finding a solution to unblock accession negotiations.

They also discussed the privileged partnership between the EU and the Western Balkans in handling the challenges linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, including accession to vaccines.

„Good meeting with Nikola Dimitrov and Bujar Osmani to discuss efforts around finding a solution to pending bilateral issues blocking accession negotiations. North Macedonia’s EU accession perspective remains clear and uncontested“, wrote Borell on Twitter.

Nikola Dimitrov said that North Macedonia is ready to continue to move forward.

„Constructive meeting with Josep Borell on maintaining the dynamic and credibility of EU – Western Balkans ties. Accession process that holds the core European values at its heart is the only way to make the region more European“, wrote Dimitrov on Twitter.

Foreign Minister of North Macedonia told that the EU credibility and perspectives of the enlargement process have an utmost impact and stimulus.

Today, Osmani and Dimitrov met with the EU Special Representative for the Western Balkans and Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue, Miroslav Lajčák.

„I was indeed impressed by Dimitrov and Osmani’s dedication and resolve to make the European future a reality for all people of North Macedonia“, Lajčák said.

During the meeting, they exchanged views on current affairs in the Western Balkans.

„Our region has indeed a very rich history, but it is time to show that the living generation can also make achievements we can be proud of today“, Dimitrov concluded.

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