Skopje, 7 July 2020 (MIA) – Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov held Tuesday a meeting with the new German Ambassador to North Macedonia, Anke Holstein, where she handed him copies of her credentials.
“In addition to the intensive bilateral cooperation in the past three years, aiming to strengthen it in the future, we are looking forward to the joint achievement, namely the first inter-governmental conference to be organized during Germany’s Presidency with the Council of the EU. We are grateful for Germany’s contribution to building consensus and the positive March decision on the opening of negotiations with the EU,” said a press release citing FM Dimitrov.
Wishing Holstein success in her new job, Dimitrov said an exceptionally dynamic bilateral dialogue and cooperation in several areas of mutual agreement was recorded recently.
Ambassador Holstein reaffirmed Germany’s support to the country’s strategic priorities, noting that even though the German EU presidency would face the biggest challenge in EU’s history involving the recovery of coronavirus-hit countries, it would make utmost efforts to enhance the European perspective of the region and to provide stability and development of the Western Balkans.
Talks also focused on the epidemiological situation and the health challenges facing our region, stated the press release.
Minister Dimitrov thanked Germany for its assistance to the country in the fight against the pandemic.
Preparations for democratic and fair early parliamentary elections on July 15 were also discussed.