Osmani to meet with Borrell, Várhelyi and other high representatives of EU institutions in Brussels

27 September 2020

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani will pay a two-day working visit to Brussels starting tomorrow, where he will meet with high representatives of European institutions. During his visit, Osmani will meet with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, JosepBorrell, as well as the Vice-President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography, and of the Conference on the Future of Europe, DubravkaŠuica.

As part of his visit, Osmani will also meet with the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, OlivérVárhelyi, and meetings with high official representatives of the European Parliament and MEPs have also been planned, including with the Vice-President of the European Parliament, KláraDobrev, the Co-chairman of the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee, Andreas Schnieder, the rapporteur for North Macedonia, IlhanKyuchyuk, as well as other influential MEPs.

Minister Osmani’s agenda also includes a meeting with Miroslav Lajčák, EU Special Representative for the Western Balkans and the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue.

The main point of the discussions will be the European file of North Macedonia. Osmani’s focus is for this process to be successfully concluded by the end of this year during Germany’s Presidency with the Council of the EU, through adoption of the negotiating framework which is a leading document in accession negotiations and the holding of the First intergovernmental conference that marks the start of negotiations for every aspirant country.

Minister Osmani will present the priorities of his mandate mission, with special reference to good-neighbourly relations and contribution for the region, whereupon he will reaffirm the string pro-European programme of the new government, the continuation of the reform processes bearing the mark of the EU, particularly regarding the rule of law, as well as the socio-economic measures for dealing with the consequences of the pandemic.