Zaev tells Mogherini: We work hard in order to get a start of the negotiations with the EU in June

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev began his official visit to Brussels by meeting with the Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Policy and Security, Federica Mogherini, informs the government.

“At the meeting, Republic of North Macedonia’s significant progress achieved in the process of meeting its reformatory agenda was greeted. The government received encouragement from the Vice-president of the European Commission Mogherini to implement the remaining measures for the completion of the reforms before June this year that were set out with the conclusions of the European Council since June 2018. During today’s meeting in Brussels, the participants at the meeting agreed that the successful implementation of fair, democratic and free presidential elections is of a key priority for the government. At the meeting, it was also stressed that everyone expects a constructive approach and participation of the opposition at the elections, including the reformatory processes. Also, it was concluded that the Republic of North Macedonia has big reasons for hoping of positive signals from all European institutions in the forthcoming period” said the government’s press release.

The meeting was attended by the Deputy President for European Affairs Bukar Osmani, the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Radmila Shekjerinska and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov.