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As part of today's activities for the working visit to Tallinn, Minister Dimitrov was received by Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, met with his Estonian counterpart, Urmas Reinsalu, and addressed the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Estonian Parliament.

 

Димитров Ратас

Talks with Prime Minister Ratas tackled issues related to North Macedonia’s European integration, the process of completing the procedure for full-fledged NATO membership and the potential for enriching the bilateral co-operation. On that occasion, FM Dimitrov stressed: "We are grateful for Estonia’s strong support for our European perspective. Estonia and the Baltic region are an example of how a region can be united for common interests and create a positive neighborly dynamics. We can achieve so much more as a country and as a region if we follow such examples and if we focus on tomorrow. "

Димитров Реинсалу

The meeting with FM Reinsalu focused again on the country’s European perspective and the importance of valorizing the achieved results and taking advantage of the positive momentum. Furthermore, interlocutors discussed issues related to the future NATO alliance and exploiting the potential for enriching the mutual cooperation in certain areas, primarily in ​​education and digital technology. FM Dimitrov emphasized “We’re encouraged by Estonia’s dedicated and unequivocal support for our European future. We have achieved a complete turnaround and we continue to work dedicatedly back home on reforms and outside with our neighbors and international partners. We have created a rare success story that needs to be recognized and strengthened by opening accession negotiations with the EU. It will be a strong motive for us and a clear signal for the entire region.”

Димитров Реинсалу

FM. Dimitrov addressed the chairman En Esma and the members of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and noted North Macedonia’s progress in ​​key reform areas and its good neighborly policy, as strong arguments for receiving a green light and starting the next phase of the EU integration process by this year’s end. The course of the parliamentary procedure for ratifying the NATO Accession Protocol was also discussed where Estonian MPs assured that the procedure is expected to be completed in the upcoming weeks. In addition, opinions were exchanged about the possibilities for enhancing the parliamentary cooperation between the two countries and the regional dynamics.

Парламент

FM Dimitrov’s working visit to Tallinn continues tonight with his attendance at the official opening of the Lennart Mari Conference titled "One Past, Many Futures" as well as the official dinner organized by Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia. Tomorrow FM Dimitrov will take part in the panel "Will the Small Endure? The Balkans and the Drift of Strategic Interests" while the agenda also foresees several bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Conference.