The future of the region is in the EU and any delay in starting EU accession negotiations with Macedonia and Albania reduces citizens’ confidence, concluded Deputy PM for European Affairs Bojan Maricic and Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) during their talks on Wednesday.

According to them, on the road to the EU, regional cooperation is very important.

Good and continuous regional cooperation is important for us and for our security. Therefore, synergy and joint projects are needed, on which we will work together as partners in fulfilling our obligations on the road to the EU, said Deputy Prime Minister Maricic.

In this regard, as SEA informed, the two interlocutors agreed that it is time to see the fruits of the dedicated work and efforts of the Government to resolve serious issues through friendly dialogue, which have made a great contribution to strengthening stability in the region.

Secretary General Bregu pointed out that all the activities of the Council are aimed at the prosperity of the region through the connection of the Western Balkan countries and strengthened regional cooperation, despite the dose of uncertainty caused by the military conflict in Ukraine.

Maricic and Bregu discussed the possibilities for enhancing the cooperation through concrete new projects with the Regional Cooperation Council, in accordance with the planned priorities in this period for the realization of the European reforms.