Greek MFA: Economy, energy and EU perspective in focus of Francoianis’ meetings in Skopje


Strengthening bilateral economic relations with an emphasis on the energy sector and the European perspective of the Western Balkans were the focus of talks between Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Costas Francoianis and government officials from North Macedonia, the Greek Foreign Ministry said, reports the MIA correspondent in Athens.

The Greek Deputy Foreign Minister paid a two-day working visit to the country and met with Deputy Foreign Minister Fatmire Isaki, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bojan Marichikj, and Deputy Prime Minister for Fatmir Bytyqi, with the Ministers of Economy and Finance Kreshnik Bekteshi and Fatmir Besimi, as well as Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski.

Regarding the meeting with the Prime Minister, the Greek Foreign Ministry said that Francoianis wished him success in his work and “conveyed Greece’s support for the accession process of North Macedonia, and at the same time stressed the need for implementation of the Prespa Agreement by North Macedonia.”

Francoianis reiterated the same message at meetings with Isaki and Marichikj, while expressing “the Greek government’s readiness to offer any kind of support to the accession efforts of North Macedonia, as well as technical knowledge to implement the necessary reforms.”


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