The President of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev today in New York, at the UN General Assembly, met with the President of the Government of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Prime Minister Zaev emphasized at the meeting that the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia is maximally focused on a constructive approach in building a partnership based on friendship and common interest for a prosperous region in the interest of the citizens of both countries.
Prime Minister Zaev stressed that the Government of North Macedonia is prepared to fully implement the Action Plan for intensifying and enriching the cooperation between the Republic of Greece and the Republic of North Macedonia, as stipulated in the Prespa Agreement, which he emphasized is a historic step and a significant agreement for building good neighbourly relations, closer cooperation and constructive and positive relations between the two countries.
The President of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia Zaev said at the meeting that the fact that Greece was the first NATO member state that ratified the Protocol on the accession of our country to NATO in the process of becoming a full member of EU, which will be finalized soon, should be respected.
At the meeting with the Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis, Prime Minister Zaev informed about the efforts for strengthening the implementation of the current reforms in order for space to be opened for the start of the EU accession negotiations, regarding which a positive decision is expected to be made in October this year.
The Greek Prime Minister expressed his support for the start of the EU accession negotiations and emphasized that the consistent and timely implementation of the Prespa Agreement is crucial for promoting the relations and providing a European perspective for North Macedonia.
It was concluded at the meeting that the improvement of the economic cooperation, the increase of the trade exchange and the direct investments are of mutual benefit for the citizens of both countries.