Friday, 16 December 2011
MEETING OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, MR. TRAJKO VELJANOSKI AND THE PRESIDENT OF SERBIA MR. BORIS TADIĆ
At the Meeting, the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Trajko Veljanoski underlined the highly developed relations between the two countries and nations, which are being constantly promoted and emphasised the common future in the process of European Integration. As a parliament, we are prepared to share our experiences in the process of EU integration with our Serbian colleagues, underlined Veljanoski.
„The bilateral cooperation is not only our common interest- in is in the interest of the whole region and its European perspective”.
In the same time, Brussels evaluates this regional cooperation as one of the foundations of the European Union.
This is especially important in the area of economic cooperation and the common projects which will be useful for our states, the region and for the Europe in general- underlined President Veljanoski, emphasising the finalization of Corridor 10.
„I hope that Serbia will receive a Candidate Status in March, thus providing an additional impetus for achievement of the European future” stated the President Veljanoski.
The President of Serbia, Mr. Boris Tadić expressed his pleasure for visiting the Republic of Macedonia and underlined that Serbia pays great attention on the good neighborly relations.
In this framework he underlined the contribution of the two parliaments and his conviction that this cooperation will continue.
The President Tadić underlined that the economic cooperation in the area of infrastructure, energy, agriculture, as well as common presentation on third markets is very important and that the two states have a potential to develop this kind of cooperation.
Referring to the European integration, the President Tadić underlined that every progress of the Republic of Macedonia in this area benefits Serbia and the Region.
Both sides evaluated the position of the ethnicities as satisfying, and stated that both states should make all efforts for preserving and developing the national culture, language and identity of the Serbs in Macedonia, and the Macedonian Community in Serbia.