Letter from the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, to President Pendarovski

10 February 2023 | Press Releases

Below is the full text of the letter that the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, sent to the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski.

Dear Mr. President,

Thank you for your letter after our meeting in London. I use this opportunity to extend to you my most sincere wishes for you and your country and to wish North Macedonia a year of harmony and further progress on its European path.

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries thirty years ago, France has always been present at key moments in your history: through Robert Badenter, who participated in the drafting of your Constitution, through the work of the French diplomats and soldiers who helped prevent the outbreak of civil strife in the early 2000s and help to conclude the Ohrid Agreement, and finally, in resolving your dispute with Bulgaria.

I congratulate you on the progress made in the past year. The holding of the first intergovernmental accession conference on July 19 was a big step for North Macedonia. I also welcome the signing of the Frontex agreement with the European Union on 26 October, which recognizes the Macedonian language, mentioned without remarks, which shows that the reached compromise proposal fully respects the unitary character of the Macedonian identity.

You can count on my full and continuous support during the accession negotiations. I will gladly come to North Macedonia soon, as soon as the agenda allows, on a date that we will jointly determine as appropriate in terms of the political agenda.

Please, Mr. President, accept the assurances of my highest consideration.
Sincerely,
Emmanuel Macron

 

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