Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov have met at the margins of the UN’s General Assembly with the high representatives of the US Department of State, the Acting Assistant Secretary Philip Reeker and the special representative for the Western Balkans, Matthew Palmer, informs the government.

At the meeting, Prime Minister Zaev stressed that during this period North Macedonia is completely focused on securing a date for starting the EU accession negotiations in October, including the advancement of the ratification of the NATO accession protocol “the two strategic goals for which accomplishment the United States of America has provided enormous support”.

These goals have come out from the Agreement for a strategic partnership with the US where the country’s Euro-Atlantic integrations are a priority for securing the country’s stability and the safety including the region.

During the meeting, there were talks about the deepening of the trade and economic cooperation between both countries.

Reeker and Matthew Palmer were also interested in the current political situation in our country.

“They stressed their support, including the US’in the implementation of the reforms, especially the legal state, the rule of law and the fight against corruption as issues of importance in order for the final goal to be reached – the date for the EU’s accession negotiations which is also of interest for the US” said the government’s press release.