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North Macedonia, Kosovo to Hold Joint Government Session in January

World News Agencies By MIA • 26 November, 2020

Prishtina, 25 November 2020 (MIA) – The governments of North Macedonia and Kosovo will hold a joint session in the first half of January 2021, announced the countries’ top officials, Artan Grubi and Albulena Balaj-Halimi.

The Deputy PMs at a news conference Wednesday in Prishtina said that the government officials at the joint session would sign several cooperation agreements, MIA’s Prishtina correspondent reported.

Grubi said the Macedonian government was prepared to organize a joint session as soon as possible after it had been postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic and due to the July early parliamentary elections in North Macedonia.

Grubi, who is paying a day-long visit to the Kosovo capital, proposed the session take place in Skopje.

The First Deputy PM said he had discussed several projects with Kosovo’s Balaj-Halimi.

“One of them involved the gas interconnector between Kosovo and North Macedonia, for which a study is being conducted with financing from the Western Balkans Investment Fund. We also discussed the Skopje-Blace highway, which should be connected to the highway leading to Prishtina,” Grubi stated, saying he hoped it would be completed next year.

Balaj-Halimi said the meeting focused on discussions on bilateral cooperation and agreements initiated by the leaders of North Macedonia and Kosovo, Zoran Zaev and Avdullah Hoti, at a recent meeting in Skopje.

“We discussed the opening of a joint border crossing and the feasibility study involving the Prizren-Tetovo road, due to be completed soon,” she stated.

Furthermore, the two Deputy PMs discussed the possibility of a tourist resort being built on Shar Planina, which would involve the potentials of Kosovo’s Brezovica and North Macedonia’s Popova Shapka.

2020-11-25 18:13:02, from Bisera Altiparmakova