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Foreign Minister Mikser: Estonia supports Macedonia’s negotiations with the EU

4. December 2017 - 12:37
Bujar Osmani and Sven Mikser.
Bujar Osmani and Sven Mikser.

Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani, with discussions mainly centering on Macedonia’s aspirations to join the EU.

“Estonia supports EU enlargement and we expect the EU to start accession negotiations with Macedonia,” Mikser emphasised. “We are glad that Macedonia’s government has decided to continue reforms that have been stalled in the meantime,” he said.

Foreign Minister confirmed that Estonia supports Macedonia’s efforts to join NATO "in every way" and is ready to share its experience if necessary. “We commend Macedonia for plans already implemented in support of the country’s Euro-Atlantic integration,” Mikser said.

Discussing Estonia-Macedonia relations, Mikser pointed up cooperation in the ICT field. “There are many opportunities for cooperation in the digital field and Estonia could share more of its experience through different cooperation project,” Mikser said.

On 31 October, Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov also visited Estonia.

*The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

 

Pictures of the meeting: https://flic.kr/s/aHskpokpx8

 

Additional information:

Juhan Mellik
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Media Adviser, Communication Department
juhan.mellik@mfa.ee
+372 637 7627
+372 5093439

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