Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani met with Gabriel Escobar, United States Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs and Western Balkans Special Representative, at the sidelines of a Western Balkans ministerial in London on Monday.

Thanks for the strong support from the United States for starting accession negotiations with the European Union. We remain committed to further strengthening the strategic partnership and joint efforts for freedom, security and democratic prosperity in the region, Osmani wrote on Facebook.

Escobar paid an official visit to the country last Monday, expressing strong support for Macedonia’s fast European integration and stressing that the United States is working with European partners to ensure that this happens soon.