Osmani: The start of negotiations- strong European incentive for the other Western Balkan countries
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of
Macedonia in charge of European Affairs, Bujar Osmani,within his working visit
to Croatia, had a meeting with the President of the Committee on European
Issues in the Croatian Parliament, Domagoj Ivan Milosevic.
"The Western Balkans has a clear
European perspective that will mean long-term security and stability of the
entire region, which is certainly of interest not only to the Balkan countries
themselves, but also a priority to the wider region and the whole Europe as
well," Osmani said at the meeting, pointing to the North Macedonia as a
stable partner of the Union in the promotion and expansion of the European idea
on the Balkans.
"We have set a benchmark in the region
on how compromises are being built, given the opportunity to the diplomacy to
succeed, but also how a strong focus is maintained on the reform agenda, in
line with the commitments to European partners," Osmani stressed at the
launch of the negotiations for membership in the Union, in a logical order
which will be a clear signal for other countries in the region, about the
manner in which European perspectives are realized.
The interlocutors expressed satisfaction
with the co-operation of the two parliaments, assuming an obligation for an
initiative to intensify this cooperation, in accordance with the friendly
relations between the two countries.
During the working visit to Croatia, Osmani
previously had a meeting with Maria Pejcinovic-Buric, Deputy Prime Minister of
the Government of the Republic of Croatia and Minister of Foreign Affairs and
European Affairs, where the main topic was the support of the Republic of
Croatia for the European perspectives of the Republic of North Macedonia, in
the wake of the EU's June summits.