President Pendarovski Meets IOM Representatives

President of Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski held a meeting on Thursday with representatives of the Office of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the Office of the President reported via a press release. At the meeting, the interlocutors discussed all activities implemented by Macedonian state institutions concerning the legal and illegal migration of people who transit through Macedonia towards Western Europe, accenting the conditions of migration during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pendarovski pointed out the importance of the cooperation between Macedonia and IOM, pointing out its contribution to the strengthening of the border security. He also expressed hope that the cooperation will be enhanced in future in order to strengthen the national capacities for dealing with migration in accordance with international standards.