Tusk meets President Pendarovski to discuss the country’s EU membership aspiration

President Stevo Pendarovski met Tuesday with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, who pays a visit to North Macedonia and exchanged views on overall situation in the country and the region as well as the country’s EU membership aspiration.

Pendarovski said that North Macedonia has made tough decisions on many sensitive issues over the past two years, including the Prespa Agreement with the Republic of Greece and the Treaty Friendship, Good-neighborliness and Cooperation with the Republic of Bulgaria, and has implemented substantial and thorough reforms in many key areas, reaffirming its commitment to the EU integration process, Pendarovski’s cabinet said in a press statement.

Pendarovski voiced expectation that the European Council in October would valorize the country’s efforts and verify the tenth European Commission recommendation and would set a date for the opening EU accession negotiations with North Macedonia.

The opening of accession negotiations, as Pendarovski said, will be a strong impetus for further implementation  of the country’s crucial reforms, which will contribute to the overall stability and prosperity of the country and the region.

Pendarovski expressed his appreciation to Tusk for his clear and direct support to North Macedonia’s European future.