Deputy PM of RNM and FM Dimitrov address German Bundestag

The Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs, Bujar Osmani and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov held a briefing to the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union at the German Bundestag as part of their working visit to the Federal Republic of Germany. 

Deputy PM of RNM Osmani and FM Dimitrov briefed the Committee on the EU on the course of implementation of reforms for the country’s EU integration, the implementation of adopted European laws, as well as the implementation of the obligations arising from the Prespa Agreement and the Treaty of Good Neighbourliness with Bulgaria. 
“We are here because we believe we have enough arguments to convince you that the decision to open negotiations is well-deserved and that opening the path to the EU will provide a strong encouragement for the goal we all wish to achieve - a modern European democracy. Furthermore, it will imply a clear support for the type of leadership we need in the region. Leadership that strives to solve problems and create future in a European way”, - Minister Dimitrov said in his address. 

“The Republic of North Macedonia is ready to start negotiations with the European Union today. The country’s success has created a new reality in the Balkans, and it is probably the most successful European story in the region; a noteworthy example for the other Western Balkan countries - clearly demonstrating the transformational power of the European idea”, Deputy Prime Minister Osmani said. “We have achieved all this with brave leadership moves, with a determined focus and dedicated work, so it is our obligation to convince all the member-states of our success, especially those whose support guides the course of policies of the entire Union,”, Osmani added. 

Previously, Deputy PM of RNM and FM Dimitrov met with MP Johann Wadepful and held an official meeting with CDU president, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer  as well as with Germany’s Minister of State for Europe, Michael Roth.