Foreign Minister Osmani and German Counterpart Maas Hold Meeting

Holding the first Intergovernmental Conference during German EU Presidency remains a joint goal of Skopje and Berlin, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani and his counterpart, Heiko Maas, assessed at their meeting on Wednesday, held via video conference. The German Foreign Minister is optimistic that Bulgaria, despite the remarks, will join the joint statement on a start of accession negotiations with Macedonia. However, he added that both countries would need to resolve, through more intensive contacts, open issues. Germany’s efforts for completion of the Negotiating Framework were the topic of discussion at Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov’s meeting in Berlin with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Adviser, Jan Hecker.