Zaev: Today’s conclusion will turn into complete success in October

The conclusions of the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg strongly and undeniably acknowledged North Macedonia’s achievements over the past year, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in a Facebook post.

The prime minister also pointed out the agreements with Greece and Bulgaria received high praise, and the ongoing reforms in the country were also clearly recognized.

“This tells us that our joint efforts were not in vain,” Zaev wrote, adding that the date will be set no later than October. “Meanwhile, we’ll carry on with our work and reforms,” Zaev wrote.

“Our results are sustainable and unstoppable. We’ll carry on with our intense preparations ahead of the formal start of negotiations by the end of this year.

“We’re glad about today’s conclusion, but it will turn into complete success in October, when it will be crowned with a final decision for beginning negotiations and their actual start before the end of the year.”