Macedonia and Bulgaria are an example of good neighborly relations and cooperation which strengthens the security of the whole region, and Bulgaria unequivocally supports Macedonia on its path to the European Union and NATO and will help implement the strategic goals of the country. This was emphasized at the meetings between Minister of Defense, Radmila Šekerinska with the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov and Bulgarian Minister of Defense, Krasimir Karakachanov in Sofia.

The Ministry of Defense stated that Bulgarian Prime Minister Borisov said at the meeting with Šekerinska, when Bulgaria takes over the presidency of the European Union, they will provide all of Macedonia’s support in its Euro-integration process.

Šekerinska pointed out that in the last few months they have shown that there is strong political will for concrete cooperation, real positive and friendly relations between the two countries, and a new climate of cooperation.

The Minister of Defense said that the upcoming session between the two governments in Strumica, will show that cooperation is deepening.

The Minister of Defense of Bulgaria, Karakachanov, expressed his satisfaction that from August 1st to the present, contact between Bulgaria and Macedonia has intensified with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s government than in the last 20 years. He stressed that Bulgaria’s policy of Macedonia’s membership in NATO and the EU is clear, and it is categorical support.