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Kocijančič: Patience please and by May 24th you shall know who Federica Mogherini will have dinner with


       
Brussels, 19 May, 2017 - 14:23 (META) 

So far, the European Union isn’t revealing who will travel to Brussels for a meeting with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, whether it will be the acting Prime Minister Emil Dimitriev or Zoran Zaev.

“At the moment I can send that the invitations have been sent to the prime ministers, and the names of the participants will be confirmed shortly before the visit. We shall ask you for a patience, but until 24th of May you shall know who will come”, said Mogherini’s spokesperson, Maja Kocijančič, when asked who will participate at the meeting and whether Zaev will receive a special invitation in case he isn’t able officially to form a government by then.

Regarding the unexpectedly quick resolution of the situation in Macedonia and Albania, Kocijančič didn’t want to state whether the last effective pressure in both countries was done by the EU or the US.

“I don’t believe it’s a case of a miracle, but a result of a hard work and political will. When talking about Western Balkans, as you know, it’s a region that has an EU-perspective, where EU has been engaged. That refers to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. As you have seen previously, we reacted to this development of the situation and will continue to provide support for both countries including the whole region. You know that the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy has invited the six prime ministers from the countries of Western Balkans on an informational dinner next week, on the 24th of May in Brussels, during which talks will be held about all current happenings in the Western Balkans and how to continue onward”, said Kocijančič, when she replied to a question about how did they managed to accomplish to calm the situation in Macedonia and Albania in such a short amount of time.