Ministers Sekerinska and Dimitrov meet Palmer at Bled Strategic Forum

The Deputy President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and Defence Minister, Radmila Sekerinska together with Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikola Dimitrov, met during the Bled Strategic Forum yesterday with Matthew Palmer, the Special US Representative for the Balkans. At the meeting, the focus of the conversations was placed on the dynamics of the membership process for North Macedonia into NATO and the overall significance of the country’s integration into the Alliance, as well as the start of the EU accession negotiations, about the region and broader. North Macedonia has set an example in the resolution of the political questions and the opening of prosperous perspectives for its citizens, however crime and its actors, with no exception, have to be punished in any NATO state with European future, was stated at the meeting. Minister Sekerinska thanked the US for their consistent support for NATO and EU membership and pointed out that the Government will not allow anything to obscure the road to NATO and EU. “NATO promotes stability in times of uncertainty, and it would be wise to hasten the integration process in order to strengthen and accept our European promise,” stated Minister Dimitrov. The Chief of Diplomacy, Nikola Dimitrov, at the 14th Bled Strategic Forum, had a brief meeting with his Spanish colleague, Josep Borrell, who is nominated for the function High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Dimitrov also met with the Slovenia’s PM, Marjan Sarec and the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu. Dimitrov is scheduled to address the panel titled “Western Balkans – Europeanization, democratisation, shared responsibility” where he will talk about the European prospects of the Republic of North Macedonia.