President Stevo Pendarovski held a meeting today with the Ambassadors of the Visegrad Group countries, accredited to the Republic of North Macedonia.
The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Wojciech Tycinski, of the Czech Republic, Miroslav Toman, of the Slovak Republic, Henrik Marcus, and of Hungary, Laszlo Istvan Dux.
Expressing satisfaction with the holding of the traditional annual meeting, President Pendarovski stressed the importance of continuous and intensive cooperation between the Republic of North Macedonia and the Visegrad Group countries and the expectation for its deepening in the coming period.
In the context of the aspirations of the Republic of North Macedonia for membership in the European Union, President Pendarovski thanked for the continuous strong and voiced support by the Visegrad Group countries within the European institutions.
At the meeting, opinions and information were exchanged on the current developments related to the start of accession negotiations for membership in the European Union. President Pendarovski assessed that the postponement of the first intergovernmental conference could undermine the credibility of the enlargement process and would have a negative impact on the regional development and stability in the Western Balkans.
The President said that there is no plan B for the European future of the country, pointing out that intensive work is being done on plan A, which is membership in the European Union. President Pendarovski said that the efforts to overcome the problem would continue and reaffirmed the view that identity and language, as a basic human right to self-determination, would not be negotiated.
At the meeting, opinions were exchanged on the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic.