Osmani: As an immediate neighbour to the Western Balkans, Hungary is interested in the success of the European perspectives of North Macedonia
Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, within his working visit to Greece, had a meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó.
"As an immediate neighbour to the Western Balkans, the Republic of Hungary has a direct interest in the European perspectives of the region, creating a stable environment in the wider eastern and south-eastern Europe, as a basis for achieving a long-term security and stability on the entire continent," Osmani stressed at the meeting , while pointing out the start of negotiations with the EU as an essential element not only for the European perspectives of the Republic of North Macedonia, but as a clear signal for the European perspectives of all countries in the Western Balkans which will show appropriate progress in accordance with the European recommendations.
"We highly appreciate the support of the Republic of Hungary so far, not only within the European integration of the country, but also in general, for the overall development, both in political and economic terms," Osmani stressed, thanking Minister Szijjártó for the Hungarian support during the flood crisis in the country, as well as the active participation within the joint border patrols at the southern border.
At the meeting they also opened other topics that connect the two countries, while confirming the successful and friendly cooperation, for which the interlocutors expressed hope that it will be maintained and promoted in the forthcoming period.
As part of his working visit to Hungary, Osmani had a meeting with Szabolcs Takács earlier in the day, Minister of State for European Affairs at the Prime Minister's office and representative of the Republic of Hungary in the European Union, where the central topic was the support of Hungary in the wake of the upcoming summits of the European Union.
After Hungary, Osmani continues to a working visit to Croatia, to meet the Foreign and European Affairs Minister Marija Pejcinovic Buric, and he will also have a meeting with the Chairman of the Committee on European Affairs in the Croatian Parliament, Domagoj Ivan Milosevic.