Osmani: Skopje will bring civilization and historical value in the family of European capitals as a tourist centre
Deputy Prime Minister in charge of
European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, together with the Deputy Mayor of the City of
Skopje Enver Maliqi, within the campaign of the Secretariat for European
Affairs, to promote the European values - "Together to the Stars",
today led the tour "Skopje on the map of Europe", attended by
representatives of the diplomatic corps as well as other guests.
"Let me remind you that North
Macedonia has received the most positive report by the European Commission so
far, which has been fully accepted by the European Council, without any added
conditions and new benchmarks, and therefore, I am confident that in the
appropriate time frame - October this year, the Council will confirm the last
year's decision, and we will start the negotiations for full membership in the
European Union," Osmani said.
"And today's event is aimed
precisely at this direction, to show Skopje to our friends from the European
Union, not only as a political centre that will be part of the European Union's
metropolis, but also as a tourist centre, a city with an exceptionally rich
history, which will truly bring to the Union a civilization and historical
value," Osmani stated, pointing to the Old Skopje Bazaar, as a symbol of
the diversity of the whole country, its multi-ethnic and multi-confessional
character, the true pride of the citizens of Skopje, and all citizens of the
Republic of North Macedonia.
The tourist tour started in front of
the MK-EU Info Centre of the SEA at the city square and continued in the Old
Skopje Bazaar where a professional tourist guide presented the most important
locations and monuments of the city: The Stone Bridge, square "Mother
Theresa", the park "Ibni Pajko", Daut Pasha Hamam, Church
"St. Dimitrija", sqare
"Skanderbeg", Chifre Hamam, Suli An and the Qose Kadi Mosque, ant the
tour ended with turkish coffee and tea in a cafe in Old Bazaar.