Meeting of Deputy Prime Minister and State Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs of Italy Amendola
Deputy Prime Minister of the Government in
charge of European Affairs, Arbr Ademi PhD today had a meeting with Vincenzo
Amendola, State Under-secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
International Cooperation of the Republic of Italy.
At the meeting they discussed the Berlin
process and the upcoming summit of Western Balkan countries in Trieste, the
current political situation in the country, as well as our Euro-Atlantic
Deputy Prime Minister Ademi welcomed
Italy's position for the continued and unwavering support for the enlargement
process and our membership in the EU, as well as the attitude of Italy that all
Western Balkan countries should join the EU as soon as possible.
Ademi stressed that EU-funded projects for
interconnectivity, especially in transport and energy, which are essential for
the development of our economy, should be extended to Macedonia. He asked for
Italy's support for efforts for accession of Macedonia to the Adriatic-Ionian
region and strategy, confirming the regional aspect and the full involvement of
the country in the Trans-European programmes.
Ademi and Amendola expressed satisfaction
with the bilateral cooperation between Macedonia and Italy, which will continue
in the coming period.