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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden, Ann Linde, paid a visit today to the Republic of North Macedonia, during which she met with her counterpart and host, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov.

 

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Emphasis was placed during the meeting on the need for a clear and unambiguous response for the European aspirations and perspectives of the Republic of North Macedonia, especially after the decision of the October Council of the EU. Minister Dimitrov briefed on the achievement and results in key reform areas, stressing that North Macedonia welcomes the ideas for greater scrutiny and stronger control of the EU over the accession process, but without changing the ultimate goal: full-fledged EU membership. In that regard, he thanked Sweden for proving, through its continuous support, to be a consistent promoter of the processes of substantial democratisation in our country and the region as a whole.

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Talks between the two ministers also tackled the regional dynamics and other current international issues, as well as the overall bilateral relations and cooperation between North Macedonia and Sweden.

The guest emphasised the positive dynamics in the political dialogue between the two countries, whereby her visit is a reaffirmation of the Swedish strong support for our European path. Furthermore, she voiced readiness for bilateral cooperation in other areas of importance for our country and of mutual interest.

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As part of the visit, Minister Linde will also meet with the President of the Republic of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski, as well as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Radmila Sekerinska Jankovska and the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs Bujar Osmani.