Deputy Prime Minister Ademi participated on the informal meeting of Ministers for European Affairs in Malta
Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia in charge of European
Affairs, Arbr Ademi PhD participated in the informal meeting of Ministers for
European Affairs in Valletta, Malta, organised within the Maltese presidency in
the Council of EU.
of the candidate countries had an opportunity to express their views in front
of their colleagues from the EU Member States at the meeting. Deputy Prime Minister
Ademi stressed that the Republic of Macedonia is ready to cooperate with Malta
and the European Union as its proven partners in the fight against any threats
that may arise on our border or on the EU external borders. "Our constructive role in the
closing of the Western Balkan route for illegal migrants is a clear sign that
they can work together in a coordinated manner for the benefit of our citizens
and the citizens of the European Union,"said Ademi.
Ademi stated that the enlargement process must be
back on the EU agenda as urgent and necessary, while the EU institutions should
convey a clear and convincing message to the citizens of the European Union for
the many benefits, direct and indirect, of the Western Balkans integration
"We have proved that we are ready and able to
implement all necessary reforms if we are given a chance" - stressed
During the discussion, several representatives of
the Member States pointed the importance of the enlargement policy which needs
to remain high on the EU agenda because it is an investment in peace and
stability of the whole continent, and the candidate countries should be given a
clear vision of their European perspective.