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The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov met today with the Minister for Federal, European and International Affairs of North-Rhine Westphalia d-r Stephan Holthoff-Pfortner, who was paying a visit to the Republic of North Macedonia. At the meeting they exchanged views on the European integration of North Macedonia, noting the disappointment with the outcome of the October European Summit and the determination for constructive action with a focus on the future.


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Minister Dimitrov briefed his interlocutor on the results achieved in key reform areas and the next steps on the country’s European agenda. The meeting also reviewed the possibilities for deepening the bilateral cooperation with this German state, whereby the interlocutors exchanged specific initiatives in this regard.

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Minister Holthoff-Pfortner emphasised the purpose of today’s visit to the country – to jointly identify the concrete measures in support of bilateral cooperation, as well as in terms of our EU aspirations which are considered a common interest of the EU itself.

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The visit of Minister d-r Stephan Holthoff-Pfortner is further confirmation of the German friendship and support of our country’s European perspective.