At a ceremony with the highest state and military honors, President Stevo Pendarovski welcomed today the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who is paying an official visit to the Republic of North Macedonia.
President Pendarovski and President Steinmeier held a tete-a-tete meeting, which was followed by a plenary meeting of the two delegations. The focus of the talks are the overall bilateral relations between North Macedonia and Germany, the partnership in the NATO Alliance and the war in Ukraine, the course of accession negotiations and the European perspective of North Macedonia, as well as the possibilities for strengthening the economic cooperation and mitigating the consequences of the energy crisis.
President Pendarovski said that the visit by the German president in conditions of changed geo-politics, security threats and energy challenges on the European continent, is a confirmation of our friendship and Germany’s firm readiness to support our region. He pointed out that North Macedonia highly values Germany’s commitment to the process of North Macedonia’s European integration, development and reform agenda, and especially its constructive role in the Berlin process.
After the plenary meeting of the delegations, President Pendarovski and President Steinmeier are scheduled to hold a joint press conference.