Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of
Macedonia in charge of European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, within his visit to the
Republic of Croatia had a meeting with his colleague Marija Pejcinovic-Buric,
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia and Minister of Foreign
Affairs and European Affairs.
"There is a long tradition of good
relations and friendship between the two countries, which was confirmed by the
rapid ratification of the NATO membership protocol, for which I especially want
to convey the gratitude from the Government in Skopje and the citizens of North
Macedonia," Osmani said at the meeting, offering special thanks to Buricic
and for the continued support for the European integration of our country.
"We are literally one day away from
the announcement of the European Commission's Report, in which content it is
already certain that the progress of the Republic of North Macedonia will be
reflected in the closure of political issues, as well as progress in the
implementation of the reform agenda," said Osmani, pointing to the
expectations in the country for the delivery of commitments undertaken by the
European Union and by the confirmation of the last year's decision to start
negotiations with North Macedonia this year.
"We are aware of the need for reaching
consensus on this decision within the EU, as well as the challenges that the
Union faces and which pose a challenge for the member states, and in this
regard we look forward to the support of our closest friends in achieving our
European perspectives, of which we certainly consider Croatia as
Osmani's agenda also includes a meeting
with the President of the Committee on European Affairs in the Croatian
Parliament, Domagoj Ivan Milosevic, which, in addition to the European
integration, will also be discussed the cooperation of the parliaments of both
countries, as well as the role of the national legislative bodies in the
European processes .