President Thaçi received the Prime Minister of Macedonia, and stated that Euro-Atlantic integration is a joint platform

Prishtina, December 12, 2017 – The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi received today the Prime Minister of Macedonia, Mr. Zoran Zaev.

President Thaçi stated that Kosovo and Macedonia have the same aspirations and ambitions for membership into NATO and the European Union.

“We will cooperate and support each-other in accomplishing these aspirations. On the bilateral plane, our cooperation with Macedonia is increasing and we appreciate the support of Macedonia gives to us in the international arena”, stated President Thaçi.

The Head of State stated that he appreciates the commitment of the Government of Macedonia to accommodate all communities living in Macedonia.

“Both of our countries, as two neighbouring countries with a similar spirit, Euro-Atlantic commitment and vision, remain determined to cooperate close with each-other”, added President Thaçi.

Moreover, he stated that fortunately there are no open issues between the two countries.

“Good neighbourly relations are a determining factor to our joint Euro-Atlantic future as a region. Kosovo respects the territorial integrity of Macedonia and strongly supports the full implementation of the Ohrid Agreement”, stated the President.

On the other hand, the Prime Minister of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, thanked President Thaçi for the hospitality and said that this is proof of the joint commitment to strengthen inter-state cooperation.

“Fortunately, Macedonia and Kosovo do not have any open issue, which means that mutual support in our path toward Euro-Atlantic integration will continue”, stated Prime Minister Zaev.

President Thaçi emphasised that both countries have a single platform, that of Euro-Atlantic integration.