Foreign Minister Osmani Meets Counterpart Maas in Berlin

“We’ve met all conditions for a start of negotiations,” Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said at Monday’s meeting in Berlin with counterpart Heiko Maas. According to Osmani, Macedonia expects Brussels to formalise in June the decision to open chapters with Skopje and Tirana. The efforts when it comes to good-neighbourly relations continue, especially with regards to Bulgaria. Germany expects bilateral issues with Sofia to be resolved in order for Macedonia and Albania to start negotiations in a package. Maas is nonetheless adamant that his country should not interfere in the work of the Joint Commission. Regarding the COVID-19 situation, Maas said 110,000 Pfizer vaccines would arrive in North Macedonia this month. It’s about the announced aid from the EU for the Western Balkans. In Berlin, Osmani held a meeting with German Minister for Europe Michael Roth as well.