The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, after today's conclusions of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) expresses disappointment that the EU did not find a way to approve the Negotiating Framework, that would enable the first intergovernmental conference between EU and North Macedonia to take place by the end of 2020, during Germany's EU presidency.
It is clear to all of us that so far, the European Union has not reached an agreement to accept the negotiating framework for our country. This irresponsible mistake is bitter news for our entire nation. On this day, all of us share the disappointment of this act.
The President of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, accompanied by the Minister of Defence, Radmila Shekjerinska and the Foreign Minister, Bujar Osmani, led the Government delegation at this year’s NATO Summit 2021 of NATO leaders in Brussels.