Deputy PM Maricic Meets Gert Jan Koopman and Belgium’s Foreign Minister

In Brussels on Tuesday, Deputy PM for European Affairs Bojan Maricic met with the Director of the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Gert Jan Koopman.

As the latter said, North Macedonia’s EU integration is both a matter of geopolitical significance and a testament to the common values of democracy, stability, and prosperity championed by the EU.

“It represents an opportunity for North Macedonia to additionally strengthen its democratic institutions, improve economic development through the Growth Plan, and encourage regional cooperation,” Koopman said.

In the frames of his visit to Brussels, Maricic also met with Belgium’s Foreign Minister, Hadja Lahbib, who praised the progress of North Macedonia in alignment with EU standards and values, expressing her country’s solid support for the country’s EU ambitions.