Foreign Affairs Ministers of Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia Visit Skopje

Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Austria Alexander Schallenberg, Czech Republic Jakub Kulhanek and Slovenia Anze Logar, paid on Saturday an official visit to Macedonia. The Ministers were welcomed by their Macedonian counterpart, Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani, with whom they discussed the integration of the Western Balkans, including Macedonia, in the EU, as well as reform implementation processes and good neighbourly relations. The three Ministers also held a meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, and agreed with him that the EU should start the accession talks with Skopje as soon as possible. “We are making great and bold steps in order to respect the European values. We implement major reforms in all spheres of society. We also remain strongly dedicated to resolve the bilateral issue with Bulgaria and start the accession talks with EU. We have no alternatives for our EU membership,” Zaev said. In Skopje, FMs Schallenberg, Kulhanek and Logar also held meetings with President Stevo Pendarovski and Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov.