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Mitchell’s visit – a support for Macedonia’s NATO and EU accession bid

The Skopje visit of the top official of the US Department of State, Wess Mitchell, is just a confirmation of the friendship, and also an expression of support to the Euro-Atlantic integration processes of Macedonia, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Monday.

Answering journalist questions at a joint news conference with Denis Zvizdic, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zaev said Mitchell was coming at a time when Macedonia wanted to advance its cooperation with the strategic partners.

“One of Macedonia’s main strategic goals is NATO and Macedonia is literally a step closer to joining NATO. It could be immensely beneficial. We will discuss cooperation of the two countries and also our NATO perspectives. We are also supported on our journey to the EU, because the organization is also a strategic partner,” the PM stated.

On Sunday, MIA reported that US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell is set to visit Skopje on Tuesday. He will meet Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov.

Mitchell’s visit to Macedonia is part of his tour to the Balkan region.