Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić had a “long and open” conversation on the telephone today, where they discussed all the “emerging circumstances” in the relations between the two countries.

In a joint statement after the conversation, Zaev and Vučić they had agreed on five points.

They agreed that Macedonia and Serbia will resolve any eventual disagreement in their relations solely through dialogue, and that together they will fight not only for the preservation, but also for the promotion of friendly relations between the Serbian and Macedonian people and the citizens of Serbia and Macedonia.

The Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Serbia will make even greater efforts for further improvement of the economic relations and increase of trade between the two countries.

“The Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia, in accordance with international public law, will, in good faith and on a friendly basis, protect the rights and interests of the diplomatic and consular missions on its territory,” reads the statement.