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On the sidelines of the General Debate of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly being held this week in New York, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov met with the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Ann Linde.

 

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Ahead of the decision to start accession negotiations with the Republic of North Macedonia, opinions were exchanged at the meeting on the need for a clear and unambiguous response to our European aspirations.


FM Dimitrov stressed “Sweden is a consistent promoter and supporter of the processes of essential democratization in our country and the region. The positive decision in October will serve as a catalyst for deepening and strengthening the processes of transformation and moving towards a more predictable future.”

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Minister Dimitrov also addressed the young global leaders (Millenium Leadership Program) organized by the Atlantic Council, USA at the invitation thereof.

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Noting the importance of starting accession talks with the EU, FM Dimitrov emphasized “With the Prespa Agreement and the reform portfolio we have demonstrated maturity and readiness for transformation. We are ready to begin this journey. We want to use the EU tools to become better. The lack of a positive decision will call into question the European future of the region, surrounded by EU member states. We mustn’t miss this joint opportunity for success.”

The group of participants in this program of the Atlantic Council is comprised of around 20 young leaders from politics, economy, culture and academia from around the world.

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Dimitrov’s program continues with addresses at an event organized by the World Economic Forum.