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The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Andrej Zernovski, paid a working visit today to the German Federal State of Bavaria. The visit was carried out at the invitation of the chairperson of the Committee on European Affairs of the Bavarian Parliament.

 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov, had a working meeting today in Brussels, as part of his working visit, with the Ambassadors of EU member states (COREPER), organized by the Finnish Presidency of the European Union. 

 

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.

 

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the European Western Balkans, the portal has presented the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov with an award “for demonstrating extraordinary efforts in bringing his country and the region closer to the EU, promoting the spirit of cooperation and peace in regional affairs, with a special emphasis on normalization of relations between Greece and North Macedonia, as well as an exemplary support for democratic reforms and overcoming the burden of the past in the Western Balkans”.

Following yesterday's meetings and activities in Paris, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov continues his European tour today, initially with a working visit to Brussels (10 and 11 September 2019), and subsequently to Berlin (11-13 September 2019). The focus of these meetings, in the key period for the European future of North Macedonia, will be the prospects and steps taken towards a positive decision by the Council of the EU in October.

On 9 September 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov met with Amélie de Montchalin, Secretary of State for European Affairs at the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and Clément Beaune, President Emmanuel Macron’s Advisor on Europe.

Rekindling of the Eternal Flame ceremony held in Paris to honor 8 September for the first time since independence

Yesterday (Sunday, 8 September 2019), in honor of the Independence Day of the Republic of North Macedonia – 8 September – the traditional Rekindling of the Eternal Flame ceremony was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov met today with the newly appointed Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of North Macedonia, Dirk Jan Kop. Wishing him a warm welcome and success in his post, Minister Dimitrov voiced confidence that the relations and cooperation between the two friendly countries will be furthered deepened throughout her term.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov met today with the newly appointed ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Republic of North Macedonia, Kristin Forsgren Bengtsson who presented the copies of her credentials.

 

On the second day of the Bled Strategic Forum, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov took part in the panel titled “Western Balkans – Europeanization, Democratization, Shared Responsibility”, where he noted the need for accelerated European integration of North Macedonia and the region as a common strategic goal.