French Senator Conway-Mouret to visit Skopje

World News Agencies By Aryeh Savir/TPS • 4 November, 2019

By: MIA

Vice-President of the French Senate, Hélène Conway-Mouret, is set to visit Skopje on Monday.

The Senator is scheduled to meet with Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi, officials of the parliament and parliamentary groups.

Conway-Mouret’s visit reflects the strengthening of French-Macedonian parliamentary exchange in the perspective of the country’s European path which remains very current,” the French Embassy said in a press release.

“This visit held as part of the French Strategy for the Western Balkans reaffirms relations of trust and friendship between the French Senate and the Macedonian Parliament,” the press release reads.

Senator Conway-Mouret will also meet with Vice-President of the Parliament Goran Misovski, the parliamentary group for cooperation with the French Parliament, as well as with heads of parliamentary committees on defense and security, foreign affairs, and European affairs – Hari Lokvenec, Antonijo Miloshoski and Artan Grubi, respectively.

A conference of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is scheduled to take place during the Senator’s two-day visit of the country, with a focus on the evolution of European defense.

In addition, Conway-Mouret will visit the French military cemetery in Skopje, as well as the Memorial House and Museum that was formally opened in May 2018, to honor the 3000 soldiers who lie there.

The French Senator participated in the drafting of the bill on the ratification of North Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol that was passed in first reading at the French Senate in October and is soon expected to be adopted by the French National Assembly.