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Skopje and Athens to work together on infrastructure improvements

Our vision is for people to be able to live in one country and commute for work in another, said Greece’s Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Christos Spirtzis after meeting with his counterpart Goran Sugareski.

Skopje, 21 March 2019 (MIA) – Our vision is for people to be able to live in one country and commute for work in another, said Greece’s Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Christos Spirtzis after meeting with his counterpart Goran Sugareski.

Minister Sugareski and Minister Spirtzis briefed reporters on infrastructure projects they discussed to develop road and rail connections between Greece and North Macedonia.

These projects include restoring Corridor 10’s rail lines and improving the Bitola-Medzhitlija border crossing route.

The transport ministers also considered possibilities to introduce new flights between the countries, and use joint custom administration offices at the Gevgelija-Idomeni and the Kremenica-Neos Kafkasos border crossings.

Spirtzis said the two ministries would intensify cooperation ahead of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s visit to Skopje.

“The Balkan countries have had enough of hard times,” Spirtzis said. “It’s time to turn the page and make development possible.” mr/15:25

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