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As part of his visit to Brussels, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov met today with European Commissioner Johannes Hahn and with the head of the Cabinet of the President of the European Council, Piotr Serafin.

 

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During the meeting at the European Commission with the Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn, talks focused on the recent internal political developments and the achievements in the country's reform areas, ahead of the EU-integration perspective of the Republic of North Macedonia. Minister Dimitrov reaffirmed the commitment to European values, voicing confidence that this October the member states would recognize and validate it with a positive decision to start accession negotiations. The Commissioner emphasized that the country has met the expectations in this regard and the prospects for a positive decision to start accession talks with the EU are more than realistic. 

FM Dimitrov: “There is still little time left until the moment which can be considered not only a joint success, but a history in making, signaling a bright future. I am here to convince that the positive decision in October is well deserved and is the best solution for the future of North Macedonia, as well as the region and the EU itself.

Minister Dimitrov congratulated Commissioner Hahn on his nomination for a new post in the future European Commission.

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The same context was discussed at a meeting with Piotr Serafin, the head of Donald Tusk's Cabinet, where opinions were exchanged on the EU Council's decision-making process in October and on that occasion our expectations of a clear 'yes' were reiterated.

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Following the meetings, Minister Dimitrov will address a reception this afternoon organized by the diplomatic consular missions of the Republic of North Macedonia in Brussels on the occasion of Independence Day, September 8.

The visit to Brussels continues tomorrow with a working meeting with the Ambassadors of the member states of the European Union (COREPER), where he will present the country's current activities ahead of the Council, remind of the overall achievements of the country in the preceding period and call for a decision to start accession negotiations. The Minister will also attend an event organized by the German Marshall Fund in Brussels dedicated to the path of the Republic of North Macedonia towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration.