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On 9 September 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov met with Amélie de Montchalin, Secretary of State for European Affairs at the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and Clément Beaune, President Emmanuel Macron’s Advisor on Europe.


Talks tackled aspects of bilateral cooperation as well as joint strategic commitments for the European and Euro-Atlantic integration of North Macedonia and the region. It was emphasized, on our part, that to receive a positive decision for North Macedonia to start accession talks with the EU is to acknowledge and specifically evaluate the obvious results and achievements which will simultaneously provide a new impetus for us but also for the entire region and the EU. Minister Dimitrov stressed that with the Prespa Agreement “we have succeeded in reaching a genuine European compromise with our Greek friends in a region where compromises are hard. Our goal is to become a European country which means above all, rule of law. We have a great chance for joint success in October.”

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Similar messages were conveyed by Minister Dimitrov at the meetings with Salvatore Serravelle, Deputy Secretary General at the Secretariat for European Affairs of the French Government and with Senator Alain Richard, as well as in his address to the French public, including his contact with the renowned media, the newspapers Le Monde and Le Figaro, noting that this historic chance should be seized and that this October North Macedonia and the EU should round off and mark their joint success with a decision to start accession talks with the Union.

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During his stay, Minister Dimitrov also met with representatives of our Diaspora, who were part of the guests attending the formal reception at the Embassy of the Republic of North Macedonia in Paris on 8 September.
After his working visit to Paris, Minister Nikola Dimitrov will continue his working tour focused on the European aspirations and expectations of the Republic of North Macedonia ahead of this October’s Council of the EU, with a working visit to Brussels on 10 and 11 September 2019, and then to Berlin on 12 and 13 September 2019.
Скопје, 9 септември 2019 година