The Euro-Atlantic aspirations of the country are not and should not be an obstacle for the development of bilateral relations between Macedonia and Russia, especially since both countries share a position on a sustainable security system in the world. This is the joint assessment of today’s meeting between Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Macedonia, Oleg Shcherbak .

The government’s statement said that the Russian ambassador welcomed the energetic commitment of Prime Minister Zaev and his contribution to the democratic processes that will move Macedonia forward and he expressed respect for the policies that lead to Euro-Atlantic integration of Macedonia, as well as the promotion of relations with other countries.

At the meeting, they jointly assessed that “the open and committed policies of Prime Minister Zaev and the new Government create conditions for intensifying the cooperation between the Republic of Macedonia and the Russian Federation”.