German Minister of Foreign Affairs Berbock at meetings in Skopje

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Anal Bayerbok / June 24, 2022 / Photo: EPA-EFE / MIKA SAVOLAINEN

Мthe Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, Analena Berbok, will pay an official visit to North Macedonia today at the invitation of her colleague, the head of diplomacy, Bujar Osmani. During the first visit to the country, Berbok will be received by the President Stevo Pendarovski, the President of the Assembly Talat Xhaferi, the Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski and the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European affairs Bojan Maricic.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, On her first visit to the country, Minister Berbok will have meetings with the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Policy, as well as with representatives of the opposition parties.

According to the agenda, upon arrival, Berbok and Osmani will hold a one-on-one meeting, then a meeting of the two delegations will follow, and the two ministers will hold a joint press conference.

Рthe talks between the two ministers, as announced, will focus on the country's accession process to the EU, among other things, on the upcoming constitutional amendments, as our commitment to continue the negotiation process with the Union.

The topics of conversation will be the bilateral relations between the two countries with an emphasis on the rich economic cooperation, our chairmanship of the OSCE and the cooperation within the NATO Alliance in light of the shaky European security architecture.

- The visit of the German minister Berbock is interpreted as a clear signal of the Federal Republic of Germany about the interest of the German foreign policy in the direction of overall support for our country and our European integration process, especially in the year in which we celebrate a significant anniversary - 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations with friendly Germany, the MFA stated in the announcement of the visit. 

The German MFA, on the other hand, announced about Berbok's visit to Skopje that the main focus of the talks will be the country's accession to the EU, and especially the need for constitutional amendments as a necessary step towards the Union.

After visiting Skopje, Analena Berbok will travel to Georgia on Friday.

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