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The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov met today with the President of the European Committee of the Regions, Karl-Heinz Lambertz who is paying a visit to the Republic of North Macedonia on 17 and 18 September 2019.

 

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Talks at the meeting focused mainly on the European integration of the Republic of North Macedonia and the expectations of the upcoming October Council of the EU. Minister Dimitrov briefed his interlocutor on the more significant achievements and results in key reform areas, stressing the opportunity for joint success with the EU, by adopting a decision to start accession negotiations in October. He thanked for the timely visit by the President of the European Committee of the Regions, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, which is an additional confirmation and signal from the European institutions for the European perspective of our country.

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In addition, opinions were also exchanged at the meeting on issues related to cohesion, decentralization, cross-border cooperation, reduction of economic differences between different regions of Europe as well as on broader issues like the future of Europe. In that line, it was ascertained that the EU architecture will not be complete without the integration of the Western Balkans region.