Deputy Prime Minister in charge
of European affairs, Bujar Osmani, had a meeting with the newly appointed
Ambassador of the United States of America in North Macedonia, Kate Marie
Deputy Prime Minister Osmani
congratulated the Ambassador her appointment and wished her successful work in
terms of continuing the friendly cooperation within the strategic partnership
between the two countries, expressing satisfaction with the US support for the
Euro-Atlantic aspirations of the country.
"The United States are
not only a strategic partner of the Republic of North Macedonia, but also the
most important friend whose support can be recognised in all significant
achievements of the country since its independence," Osmani stressed, thus
pointing out that North Macedonia remains a reliable partner to the US on the
Balkans, being strongly committed to the promotion of the Western values,
democracy and stability in the region.
During the meeting, Osmani
and Byrnes also discussed the US support for the membership of North Macedonia
in NATO, while expecting the ratification of the NATO Protocol by the Senate in
following months. Furthermore, Osmani also pointed out
the European perspective of the country, given that it is in a crucial period
before receiving the date for start of negotiations with the EU in October this
year, noting that US support is particularly significant.