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Dimitrov to meet Várhelyi, Schinas, Roth in Brussels

Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov is set to pay a working visit to Brussels on Tuesday.

Skopje, 22 September 2020 (MIA) – Deputy PM for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov is set to pay a working visit to Brussels on Tuesday.

This is in fact the first official visit by a top government official since its formation to the official EU seat.

Deputy PM Dimitrov will meet with European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas, who is in charge of promoting the European way of life, and EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi. He is also scheduled to meet with officials of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, the Secretariat for European Affairs said in a press release.

At the sidelines of the EU General Affairs Council, taking place this week in Brussels, Dimitrov will meet with Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at Germany’s Federal Foreign Office.

“Deputy PM Nikola Dimitrov’s working visit to Brussels is taking place amid a key moment for North Macedonia in light of the negotiating framework being defined and the first intergovernmental conference with the EU being organized,” the press release reads.

Dimitrov is to discuss issues related to the IPA III programme, in light of the EU 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework. Talks will also tackle activities with regards to the economic and investment plan for the Western Balkans.

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