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The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov met with the Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, Tomáš Petříček. At the meeting, satisfaction was voiced with the continued political dialogue and the bilateral cooperation.  Minister Dimitrov thanked for the consistent support of the Czech Republic for our strategic goals, EU and NATO membership.  He stressed that getting the green light to start accession negotiations with the EU will open a series of new perspectives on our European path.  He also suggested that the good political relations could be further enhanced through economic exchanged and new sectoral content.

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Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček reiterated the strong support for our European and Euro-Atlantic perspectives and stressed that the integration of the countries in the region would contribute to the stability and security of the entire European continent.

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Minister Dimitrov also met with the Romanian Foreign Minister Ramona Mănescu. During talks, Minister Nikola Dimitrov stressed that the democratic breakthrough, which has been internationally validated and acknowledged, along with the policy of resolving open issues with neighbours is a strong argument for opening accession negotiations with the EU. He indicated that Romania’s support is recognition of our willingness to change and to take bold steps ahead.

Minister Ramona Mănescu voiced support for the integration agenda and stressed that member-states should value the reform potential of the Republic of North Macedonia and that progress must be acknowledged as a motive for further transformation.

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The activities continued with a meeting between Minister Dimitrov and the Minister of Foreign, Political Affairs and Justice of San Marino Nikola Renzi, The formalization of relations opens up additional opportunities for intensifying the cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.

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North Macedonia also established diplomatic relations with the Principality of Monaco. The signing of the Protocol on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries by Minister Dimitrov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Principality of Monaco Gilles Tonelli paved the way for the diversification and further development of the bilateral cooperation in the future.

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Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov also participated in the joint lunch of foreign ministers of countries participating in the Adriatic Charter organized by Albania.  At the meeting, opinions were exchanged on the further promotion of regional security cooperation ahead of the Euro-Atlantic integration.

“North Macedonia’s membership in the Alliance is on our doorstep.  I expect that our country will soon be promoted as the 30th NATO member state.  Our membership will contribute to the further stabilization of the region, its prosperity as well as the expansion of the Euro-Atlantic security zone.  This is especially important in conditions of global unpredictability and growing geopolitical rivalry with a direct impact on our region.” - FM Dimitrov said.

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