VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski congratulated Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen on her nomination for the European Commission president.

On my own behalf and on behalf of VMRO-DPMNE, I would like to congratulate you on the nomination for President of the European Commission, which should head the European Union in the upcoming period.

I am convinced that with your human and professional qualities you will leave a significant mark in the development of the Union, overcoming challenges and closer integration of states based on European values.

Relying on my positive impressions from our meeting in Skopje, I am convinced that with the same glow and dedication we will work to integrate my country into the European Union family due to the European perspective of the entire region and creating optimism among the citizens despite the serious omissions, in the functioning of the system that must be overcome.

We will continue to cooperate with the same energy in the framework of the sister European People’s Party, which with your nomination gets another important segment and commitment in building the European perspective of all European countries.

I expect in the near future to have the opportunity for our joint meeting, which will give a strong impulse in relations and will be in the interest of the European future of the country, said Mickoski.