Macedonia and Germany have close and deep cooperation and share excellent business relations, which is a stable foundation for the future, it was concluded by participants in the second Macedonian-German forum “Building Bridges – Politics and Economy”. The forum was organized Friday in Skopje by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Institute for Social Research – MK 91. Last year, trade exchange between the countries stood at EUR 3.15 billion. Germany is one of the key trade partners of Macedonia. About 20 percent of Macedonia’s overall export goes to Germany and almost 15 percent of all goods imported are of German origin. German MP Thorsten Frei said it was important for Macedonia to pursue the path toward Euro-Atlantic integration stressing that perspectives for the people in the country must be opened, especially for young people.