Karen Donfried Holds Meetings in Skopje

The US strongly supports a start of EU negotiations for North Macedonia as soon as possible, US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried said during Thursday’s visit to Skopje. According to her, the country’s future is in the EU. As Donfried added at the press-conference with Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani, Skopje has met all criteria, while her country supports the first intergovernmental conference with North Macedonia and Albania. Osmani’s stand is that there is no time to lose, while the EU should deliver on its promises for negotiations until June. At the meeting with Dimitar Kovacevski, the PM thanked the Donfried for the continued and honest friendship of her country since the independence of North Macedonia. At the meeting with Donfried, President Stevo Pendarovski stated that the visit confirmed the strong US support for regional stability.