The Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, met today in Vienna with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, the Government said in a press release.

Noting that every visit to Austria is a pleasure, Prime Minister Zaev thanked Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz for Austria’s support to North Macedonia and the Western Balkans region.

Now that the implementation of the Prespa agreement has begun, we are focusing entirely on the reforms at home. The agreement has a positive impact on the entire region. With the agreement, we managed to show that a lot can be achieved through partnership and dialogue, stressed Prime Minister Zaev at the meeting with Chancellor Kurz.

At the meeting, Prime Minister Zaev underlined that the membership of North Macedonia in the European Union is the only option.

After the historic agreement between our country and Greece, it is time to dedicate ourselves to the economic issues in the country, said Prime Minister Zaev, adding that this year they will direct all efforts towards accelerated economic growth.

The meeting, as the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz stressed, once again shows and proves the friendship between the two countries. After the success in settling the dispute with Greece, Austria hopes that this year the Republic of North Macedonia will start negotiations with the European Union, in that process, said Chancellor Kurz, Austria will continue to provide the necessary support to North Macedonia.