FM Osmani has working breakfast with WB6 Ambassadors
The Foreign Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia Bujar Osmani had a working breakfast with the Ambassadors of Western Balkan countries at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The breakfast was also attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of North Macedonia, Angel Angelov and the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, AnkeHolstein, who delivered opening addresses.
This initiative of Osmani is part of the diplomatic activities of the Minister for regular coordination of the Western Balkan countries ahead of this year’s Sofia Summit of the Berlin Process, to make an overview of what has been achieved so far and to address our expectations from the process itself.
“I would like to announce that last week, we, Western Balkan countries, with the assistance from our colleagues at the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), finalized a very important document officially titled Multiannual Action Plan for a Common Regional Market. This is an important turning point for the Western Balkans with a vision to practically transform the region in a single market based on European Union rules and standards. We are moving towards increasing its attractiveness and competitiveness, at the same time reducing the distance to EU markets, which is our ultimate goal”, Osmani emphasized.
The meeting also discussed other initiatives and expectations from the Joint Presidency of North Macedonia and Bulgaria of the Berlin Process.
“We are working hard, together with our colleagues from Bulgaria, to have a really quality finalization of our Joint Presidency, through a successful two-day Summit in Sofia. In addition to the great importance of regional cooperation for European perspectives, it also means increased economic, cultural and social exchange, which, in itself, is an important benefit for the citizens of our countries" - Osmani stressed. He added that the overall success of this process is of mutual interest, and that it is animportant initiative for regional infrastructure and economic connection of the Western Balkan countries, as important milestones for the countries' European perspectives.
Osmani's initiative was welcomed by all representatives, who voiced satisfaction and hope that it will grow into regular communication and coordination, in order to more successfully address the common interests of the countries towards accelerated European integration of the region.