This week, Austrian and Czech Foreign Ministers Sebastian Kurz and Lubomír Zaorálek, will be visiting Macedonia, where their main focus will be on the refugee crisis.

The visit of Kurz in Macedonia is part of his tour of the Western Balkans. Kurz two days ago he visited Sarajevo and yesterday went to Belgrade. As well as visiting Skopje, he will visit Podgorica, Tirana and Pristina.

Sebastian Kurz stated yesterday that the EU must not leave the Western Balkan countries alone to deal with the refugee crisis. He said that the goal of his visit is to build further excellent relations with the region.

Tomorrow, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek arrives in Macedonia who will meet with Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki.

While in Macedonia, Ministers of Austria and the Czech Republic will be presenting their action plans for refugees covering all important topics, from supporting the process of EU accession to measures in the field of migration.

Over the next week, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn will also be visiting Macedonia, and during his stay, he must assess whether Macedonia has the right conditions for early parliamentary elections on April 24.