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Macedonia to get Slovak help to join EU

SLOVAKIA is ready to help Macedonia in its efforts to enter the European Union, Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák told Macedonia’s Vice-Premier for European Affairs, Vasko Naumovski, during his visit to Bratislava on September 5, the TASR newswire reported.

SLOVAKIA is ready to help Macedonia in its efforts to enter the European Union, Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák told Macedonia’s Vice-Premier for European Affairs, Vasko Naumovski, during his visit to Bratislava on September 5, the TASR newswire reported.

“You've got our support and our understanding,” said Lajčák, recalling Slovakia's experience in integration and reform processes that could be helpful for other aspirants as well.

Lajčák said Slovakia stands for the so-called 'open door policy' when it comes to EU and NATO enlargement and appreciates the progress Macedonia has made in this regard. In terms of the visa liberalisation, Macedonia is the best prepared country in the region.

“We’re ready to help you on your path to the EU not only with experience but also with development aid, twinning projects, creation of administrative capacities and institutions,” Lajčák assured Naumovski, who expressed his thanks for Slovakia’s approach.


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