Prime Minister Zoran Zaev had a phone call late on Tuesday with the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried, who on behalf of the government and the people of the United States of America, extended deepest condolences to the Macedonian citizens over tragic bus accident in Bulgaria.

According to the Government, Prime Minister Zaev and Assistant Secretary of State Donfried discussed Macedonia’s EU integration process, with full US support for the opening of negotiations with the EU in December this year.

The interlocutors agreed that the opening of negotiations with Macedonia and Albania is the foreign policy and geostrategic interest of the United States.

The phone call confirmed the strategic partnership between Macedonia and the United States, which are now partners in NATO, the Government said.