Press Releases

On 1st September 2014 the Ambassador Igor Esmerov Presented the Letters of Credence to the president of Republic of Hungary, János Áder on the occasion of his appointment at the position Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Macedonia to Hungary.

 

Today Foreign Minister of Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Poposki, received the delegation of political executives from the Foreign Ministries of the Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg). The executives are visiting our country in order to meet with the conditions and activities in key priority segments related to Euro-integration.

Today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Poposki received copies of the Letters of Credence of the new Turkish Ambassador to Macedonia, Ömür Sölendil.

 

Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the presence of the diplomatic corps and other distinguished guests marked 100 years since the start of the First World War with addresses delivered by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Poposki and French Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia, Laurence Auer.

Today, Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki who is in Prague for an official visit of the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski to the Czech Republic had a meeting with his Czech colleague, the MFA Ljubomir Zaoralek.

 

Regarding the recent statements of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece and referring to the discussions on the name difference under the auspices of the UN Secretary General, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia categorically denies that the declared Greek position for finding a solution for overall use (erga omnes) is based on existing and applicable international law, and that the use of the constitutional name of Republic of Macedonia in the stated contexts in the statements presents a violation of international law.

On 26th September 2014 at the margins of the UN General Assembly MFA Nikola Poposki took participation at the meeting “Ukrainian Crisis, OSEC and Future European Security” organized by the OSCE Chairperson-in-office,  the Swiss Foreign Minister, Didier Burkhalter. In that context, the Minsk Protocol was emphasized, as well as the need of its implementation including the significant role of OSCE and the measures undertaken by the organization for resolution of the crisis.

On Thursday, 25th September, Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki at the margins of the UN General Assembly met several of his colleagues and also took participation in meetings focused on South-Eastern Europe.

 

Today Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki met the Foreign Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Mr. Jean Asselborn. Luxembourg will preside with the Council of the European Union in the second semester next year. Minister Asselborn announced that the countries from Western Balkans will be on the agenda.

Being a small country Luxembourg has understanding and is interested to help all the countries from the Western Balkans in their progress towards the EU – stated Minister Poposki – However, the obstacle remains the same: the need of consensus in adoption of decisions within EU.

Today Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki gave lecture at the Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The topic of the lecture was Perspectives for Euro-Atlantic Integration of Western Balkans. He underlined that the region of Western Balkans is focused on growth and development, infrastructural connection, peaceful co-operation towards better future. In fact, that is the European Project.