Tag Archives: Foreign Minister

FM Dimitrov Special Guest at Salzburg 2018 Festival Opening

Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov was a special guest at the opening ceremony of the Salzburg Festival 2018 on an invitation of Karin Kneissl, Federal Minister for Europe of Austria – current holder of the EU Presidency. The guest list also included the Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic and Estonia, Andrej Babis ...

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Deputy FM Zernovski: Macedonia Fosters Cultural Religious Diversity

Deputy-Foreign Minister Andrej Zernovski took part Thursday in Washington at a Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, hosted by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. Vice President Mike Pence opened the conference, saying religious freedoms represent a key priority in U.S. foreign policy and serve the interest of global peace and security. Deputy FM Zernovski told MIA that his conference address ...

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FM Dimitrov Report in Parliament Delayed Again

The Parliament’s foreign policy committee, where Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov was supposed to deliver a presentation of Macedonia’s foreign policy, didn’t open a discussion for a second day in a row after committee chairman Antonio Milososki kept on insisting that the MPs holding security clearance should be given classified documents from two meetings of top government officials and the President ...

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FM Dimitrov Report on Foreign Policy Delayed

Chair of the Committee for Foreign affairs from the ranks of VMRO-DPMNE Antonijo Milososki did not allow FM Nikola Dimitrov to address Wednesday’s session before they have insight into the classified documents from the leaders’ meetings held in January and May this year about the name issue. Thus, the address of the FM was delayed. Namely, Milosoksi demands that MPs ...

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FM Dimitrov Hosts German Counterpart Roth

Macedonian FM Nikola Dimitrov held a meeting with German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth. Dimitrov briefed his guest of the current political developments in the country related to the coming implementation of the agreement with Greece as well as activities for realisation of foreign political priorities. The Macedonian FM also voiced satisfaction with the recognised progress of the ...

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Greek FM Kotzias: We Cannot Change Universal Right to Self-Determination

We cannot change the universal right the neighbours to be called Macedonians, at an individual or unofficial level, but we can call them however we want, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Sunday in an interview with Greek news agency ANA-MPA. He explained that when talking about at an individual level, “only a totalitarian state and a state with ...

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FM Dimitrov Interview with Al Jazeera Balkans

In an interview with Al Jazeera Balkans, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov said that the referendum will be successful and that the citizens will approve the agreement reached with Greece. “If there is just one vote more which is against, we are absolutely ready to raise our hands and say this is not the right path. Before big historical dilemmas, citizens ...

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New Democracy’s Bakoyiannis on ‘Macedonians’ and ‘Macedonian’ Language

Greek opposition New Democracy feels FM Kotzias has committed a mistake in allowing for the nationality ‘Macedonian’ and the ‘Macedonian’ language. Former FM Dora Bakoyiannis in a statement with Radio 24/7 said the nationality item could be ‘citizens of…’ instead of ‘Macedonians’. “All in New Democracy agrees that it was a big mistake by Mr Kotzias to grant the nationality ...

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PM Zaev Meets Outgoing Australian Ambassador Feeney

Opportunities for enhancement of bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of investments and economy, were in the focus of Monday’s farewell meeting between Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Australian Ambassador Julia Feeney.  Ambassador Feeney expressed support for Macedonia’s integration processes, which open the opportunities for a better life of country’s citizens, the Government said in a press release. Interlocutors also ...

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Greek PM Wishes for Successful Name Process

The neighboring country should first meet its obligations arising from the agreement and then, in January or February, we will hold talks with our coalition partner in order to move the process forward, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in reference to the opposite stance with junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos over the name deal. “Now we are waiting to ...

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