Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov arrived in Belgrade in the afternoon, where he will take part in the talks within the “Open Balkans” initiative tomorrow.

Dimitrov was welcomed at the Nikola Tesla Airport by the Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic.

In a statement to Tanjug after landing at Belgrade Airport, Dimitrov said that Macedonia, despite the recent events in that country after the local elections, is fully committed to the “Open Balkans” initiative.

I come with the message that regional cooperation is absolutely a European story, that we want to deepen it. Tomorrow we add an important segment of how digitalization can help here. I come at a time when the local elections in North Macedonia are over, there are certain political challenges and even a political crisis in some way and it is important to give a signal that as a Government, as a country we are fully committed to this initiative born in the Balkans and aimed at “primarily a European Balkan,” Dimitrov said.