Donfried: Beginning of Negotiations with EU Is Geostrategic Interest of US

The Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev had a telephone conversation late Tuesday night with US Assistant Secretary of State Karen Donfried, who expressed to the Prime Minister on behalf of the US Government and American citizens deep condolences to Macedonian citizens for those lost in the bus accident in Bulgaria. Prime Minister Zaev and Assistant Secretary of State Donfried discussed the country’s Euro-integration process, with full US support for the opening of negotiations with the EU in December this year. The interlocutors agreed that the opening of negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania is a foreign policy and geostrategic interest of the United States. The telephone conversation confirmed the strategic partnership between North Macedonia and the United States, which are now partners in NATO.