The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Northern Macedonia Bujar Osmani began his visit to Kosovo with a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Donika Gërvalla.
“The impeccable good relations between Northern Macedonia and Kosovo were confirmed, as well as the readiness of both parties to further build a close and lasting friendship in the interest of the citizens of both countries, but also serving as an example.” good for the region which is facing many challenges, “said Osmani.
“Kosovo and northern Macedonia share an extremely dynamic trade, but at the same time there is a great potential for strengthening the economy, which of course requires infrastructural support,” Osmani said, pointing to the need to review co-operation in the fields of education and science, culture, health and more.
As part of his focus on building an open dialogue with all countries in the region, Osmani conveyed Northern Macedonia’s support for the Pristina-Belgrade dialogue as the best way to overcome disputes and find a lasting solution between two countries, in the interest of the citizens and the region as a whole.
He added that “Northern Macedonia, as a NATO member, fully supports the Euro-Atlantic perspective of the Republic of Kosovo. I expressed my satisfaction with the fact that, starting this year, members of the Army of Northern Macedonia will be part of KFOR here. Our ambition is the full EU accession of the six Western Balkan countries and, as a country negotiating with the EU and with long experience in this context, we are ready to donate to Kosovo all the knowledge and experiences we have gained so far. now, ”Osmani concluded.
Minister Donika Gërvalla said that the approximately 30 agreements related to Northern Macedonia in many areas, meetings and visits, represent an example of good neighborliness, assessing the neighboring country as a strategic partner for Kosovo.
Gërvalla said there was a need for better coordination between the two governments to facilitate the movement of goods.
“In order to further facilitate the movement of goods and people, there is a need for better coordination between the two governments to facilitate border control. Kosovo and Northern Macedonia are looking at the same goal; “EU membership,” she added.
Osmani’s diplomatic activities in Pristina continue with his meetings with Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani Sadriu, Parliament Speaker Glauk Konjufca and Prime Minister Albin Kurti.