Macedonia’s candidature to chair the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2023 was unanimously endorsed by the 56 member states taking part in the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting hosted by Tirana, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani told a press conference on Friday.

He stressed that the OSCE chairmanship will contribute to a new and better international positioning of Macedonia as a constructive actor and contributor in promoting the OSCE commitments, and will indirectly create an opportunity to manifest the institutional capacity expected as a NATO member and future EU member country.

As a chair, Macedonia would contribute to further promoting and advancing the principles and values of the organization, creating space for the realization of its own international political priorities and the opportunity to establish itself as an active actor in the field of regional security and cooperation, said Osmani.

According to him, this primarily means an opportunity for increased support of public opinion in the EU for the process of Macedonia’s accession to the European Union.