North Macedonia, Montenegro foster excellent bilateral relations, strengthen cooperation as future NATO allies

World News Agencies By Yael • 1 December, 2019

By :MIA 

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Minister of Labour and Social Policy Mila Carovska during their working visit to Podgorica Saturday met with Montenegrin PM Dusko Markovic.

At the meeting, both Prime Ministers reaffirmed the excellent traditional and friendly relations between the two countries, without any open issues, government’s press office said.

They underlined that the North Macedonia’s joining NATO would further contribute to the stability and security in the region. They shared experiences related to NATO integration, such as new investments, more jobs and a better standard of living.

The interlocutors said that the future of the entire region is in the European Union and this strategic goal has no alternative. The EU enlargement must continue, as it is a viable option for peace, stability and prospects in the Balkans and Europe, reads the press release.

Zaev thanked for Montenegro’s strong support for North Macedonia’s NATO membership and for fulfilling the common EU prospects in line with the Berlin process, which fosters cooperation between all countries in the region.

“We continue with reforms and inclusive policies, both politically and in the context of our one society for all concept that we are successfully developing. There’s no alternative to our EU and NATO integration. Integration processes are already yielding results in the economy, higher salaries, pensions, minimum wage growth to €90, social assistance growth to 300%,” Zaev said.

Successful cooperation between North Macedonia and Montenegro in several areas of citizens’ interests, including social protection were also addressed at the meeting.