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Zaev- Czaputowicz: Poland supports Macedonia’s aspiration to join EU, NATO

Poland supports the aspiration of Macedonia, as well as of  the other Western Balkan countries, to join the European Union and NATO, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said Monday at a meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.

He also commended the government’s efforts to wrap up the necessary reforms and advance the relations with Macedonia’s neighbors.

PM Zaev extended gratitude to Poland on its support of Macedonia’s bid to join the EU and NATO, the government said in a press release.

The ongoing reforms related to the rule of law, freedom of media, good-neighborly relations have  heighten the interest for investing in Macedonia, Zaev said, notifying that first agreements to that effect are already signed.

‘The government is committed to attracting new investors and creating jobs for the young people in our country. In this respect we highly appreciate the possibilities for economic cooperation with Poland. We also wish to apply the EU-integration experiences of Visegrad Group standing ready to further advance the cooperation with Poland,’ Zaev said.

Czaputowicz extended gratitude for the opportunity to attend the ceremony in Skopje honoring  the 75th anniversary from the Holocaust of the Macedonian Jews in World War II and convey Poland’s message that such crime must never happen again.

The meeting also highlighted the role of Macedonia and its cooperation with the European countries in the migrant crisis management, the press release reads.