Deputy President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia in charge of European Affairs, Fatmir Besimi PhD, held a coordination meeting with EU representatives, many countries and donor organisations in the Republic of Macedonia. The migration and the plans and ways to address the challenges of the current situation in the country, the region and the European Union were topic at the meeting.
The plans of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia to deal with the wave of migrants from the Middle East and Africa were presented at the meeting, which was attended by Interior Minister Chavkov. Therefore, concrete needs assessments were presented, some of which are already provided from own sources and resources of the country, as well as through the support of several international organisations active in this area.
This initiative to hold such a meeting was welcomed by the present EU representatives, donors and international organisations. Especially as it is being held ahead of the ministerial meeting of the EU in Luxembourg, which reviews the Union concrete plans for dealing with the situation.
The meeting was arranged to become a regular monthly form of coordination of the Government and the donor community on the topic of migration, and concrete steps and mechanisms of cooperation have already been determined.