The British State Minister for Europe and America, Sir Alan Duncan, has started his two-day visit to Macedonia, where he will have meetings with the Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, the outgoing Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Poposki, the leaders of the parliamentary political parties, the Special Public Prosecutor Katica Janeva, and representatives of the institutions including the civil sector.

The main focus of Sir Duncan’s meetings will be the political situation, the need of urgent reforms that will allow progress towards NATO and EU membership, including the plans of the party leaders for building a prosperous and inclusive state.

The purpose of Sir Duncan’s visit to Macedonia, which has occurred less than a year after the visit of his predecessor, David Lidington, is to emphasize the dedication of Great Britain towards the Western Balkans even after its exit from the European Union.