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Zaev-Erdogan: Support for settling the name dispute with Greece, more intensive economic cooperation

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev held talks Monday in Ankara with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who voiced support for settling the name dispute with Greece, saying that it would be favorable for the Balkan region and Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic perspectives.

Zaev and Erdogan agreed that the two friendly countries had a potential to advance the economic cooperation by increasing the Turkish investments in and fresh initiatives from Macedonia, the government said in a press release.

Erdogan also supported Zaev’s initiative for Turkey to raise Macedonia’s export quota of veal and lamb meet to Turkey. Erdogan notified that he would also encourage Turkish businessmen to invest in Macedonia.

Each and every investment is significant for the citizens of Macedonia in terms of creating jobs and improving their living standard in general, Zaev said.

He extended gratitude to Erdogan for the Turkish support for advancing the bilateral economic ties, as well as for Macedonia’s aspirations to join the European Union and NATO, the press release reads.