Presidential candidate Stevo Pendarovski told “Jutarnji List” that “it is extremely important that the future President of North Macedonia wins the votes of the Albanians.

This is of great importance, first because of the big Albanian community living in our country and which has numerous ties with Kosovo and Albania, as well as because of the regional cooperation, which is a prerequisite for European integration, and from our other three neighbors, Bulgaria and Greece are members of the EU and Serbia is on its way, said Pendarovski.

We are still far from full-fledged EU membership. It will be a great diplomatic challenge for us to carry out reforms at an offensive pace and to get closer to Serbia and Montenegro, which were given an approximate date for 2025, Pendarovski told “Jutarnji list”.