President Stevo Pendarovski had brief meetings today in Davos with the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, with Bernard Emie, Director of the French General Directorate for External Security (DGSE) and with the President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde.
President Pendarovski and Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis expressed readiness to further enhance bilateral relations. The interlocutors also exchanged views on the perspectives of North Macedonia in terms of European integration processes and the current challenges facing the region from a security and economic point of view.
At the meeting with Bernard Emie, they exchanged views on the Russian military aggression in Ukraine, the current situation in the region of Southeast Europe, as well as the prospects for membership of the region in the European Union. Given the current security challenges and potential risks, President Pendarovski noted the importance of intensifying cooperation between the security agencies of NATO member states.
During the conversation with Christine Lagarde, views were exchanged on the global economic trends and the measures taken to mitigate the financial consequences of the war in Ukraine. In that regard, the effects of the ECB monetary policy on the Macedonian economy and the economies in our region were discussed.