Deputy Prime Minister for
European Affairs Bujar Osmani today had a meeting with the Minister of Foreign
Affairs and trade of the Republic of Hungary, Peter Szijarto, who pays a
working visit to our country.
"Hungary is the leader
of the group of countries - members of the European Union, which, explicitly,
through a declaration, urged the acceleration of the process of European
integration of the country, to open the negotiations - immediately,"
Osmani said, adding that in addition to the declarative support, which is
surely very important, the Republic of Hungary also provides bilateral support
to the country as an important element in strengthening the capacities of the
negotiating structure, and specifically to strengthen the capacities of the
Secretariat for European Affairs which is a key institution in the process of
At the meeting, the topics
related to the content of the European Commission Report on the country and the
conclusions of the European Council were opened, which confirmed the content of
the Report, as well as the aspects and challenges for European integration of
the country in the forthcoming period and the promotion of bilateral
cooperation between the two countries .
At the end of the meeting,
Osmani and Szijarto agreed that the bilateral support will be intensified in
the forthcoming period, and expressed sincere expectations that, in the
appropriate time frame - October this year, the Council will confirm the last
year's decision, and North Macedonia will start negotiations for full
membership in the European Union.