OSMANI: THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH NORTH MACEDONIA WILL BRING A EUROPEAN IMPULSE FOT THE WHOLE REGION
Deputy Prime Minister
in charge of European Affairs Bujar Osmani had a meeting with Alexander
Schallenberg, Minister for Europe, integration and foreign affairs of the
Republic of Austria.
"We especially appreciate the interest of
Austria, as an immediate neighbour of the Western Balkan region, and especially
the key role played by the country during the Austrian EU Presidency, a period
when the country has made the greatest progress in the European integration
process," Osmani said at the meeting, thus expressing thanks to Schallenberg on the active Austrian support
ahead of the upcoming EU summit in October, aimed at providing "green
light" from the Council to start negotiations with the Union.
Osmani briefed Schallenberg on current
developments in the country and the region, and they agreed that key to
country's and region's progress in the period ahead remains the start of
negotiations with the Union, as a step closer to the European integration not
only in North Macedonia, but also in the other countries in the region.