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The Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia in charge of European Affairs, Bujar Osmani and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov paid a working visit today to Copenhagen, the Kingdom of Denmark, where they had separate meetings with the Foreign Minister, Jeppe Kofod as well as Ms. Vibeke Pasternak Jørgensen, Chief European Affairs Adviser to Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. During the meetings, Deputy PM Osmani and FM Dimitrov briefed on the current political developments in the country, the progress achieved in key reform areas, the establishment of good-neighborly relations, as well as the strengthening of internal stability as the basis for the country’s readiness to start accession negotiations with the European Union this October.

 

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The confirmation of our story’s success, with all the challenges as well as our perseverance to overcome them will be a well-deserved hand offering for starting the profound European journey, as well as a validation of the European perspective of the region”Dimitrov said. Similarly, Deputy PM Osmani pointed out that the Government is completely focused on preparations and on creating conditions for the successful start of negotiations: “The focus on reforms and progress in key areas remains a priority for the Government and in the upcoming period we are committed to delivering additional results that will further confirm our readiness to start negotiations this year” – Osmani stressed.

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Osmani and Dimitrov also referred to the latest developments regarding the so-called “Racketeering” case, conveying the Government’s position to offer unconditional support to the investigative and judicial authorities towards full, impartial, efficient and transparent resolution of this case, wherever it may lead, thus maintaining the success of the progress achieved so far in this area. In this same context, Deputy PM Osmani and FM Dimitrov reminded that negotiations on the future status of the SPO are being actively held among the parliamentary parties and voiced expectation that this reform will also be finalized in a timely manner thus completing the country’s institutional set-up to fight against organized crime and corruption.