I wish to congratulate all Macedonian citizens on the official start of negotiations for fully fledged membership in the EU. Despite the challenges we faced over the years, the citizens maintained their support for the fulfilment of our European agenda.
We are now starting a new phase of political integration, aiming to become part of the European family of nations, where Macedonian language will be one of the official languages of the Union.
What awaits is hard work, investment of the entire social and institutional capacities for the further stages of the negotiation process.
I wish to express my gratitude to all those who, over the years, were part of the institutions that worked on the accession to the European Union and invested their best for a successful European integration.
Let us enable the European values of freedom, democracy, justice, diversity and prosperity to prevail here at home, in our common homeland.