On the margins of the informal NATO Ministerial Meeting in Berlin, Foreign Minister, Osmani, met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Foreign Minister, Kuleba.
Ministers Osmani and Kuleba placed the European perspectives of the two countries respectively in the focus of their conversation, particularly when taking into consideration the implications of the war in Ukraine for the security and stability of the European continent and beyond.
"Europe and the world have been facing exceptional foreign policy and security challenges from a geopolitical point of view and the simplest way the European Union to demonstrate its strategic leadership and credibility is to effectuate its decision to start accession negotiations with North Macedonia," Osmani concluded on that note.
The latest developments in Ukraine also formed part of the discussion that the two Ministers had at their Berlin meeting, with Minister Osmani strongly condemning the on-going Russian military invasion of Ukraine and particularly the brutal killings of civilians in the country. In that context, Minister Osmani further emphasized to his Ukrainian colleague that, as a member state of NATO and a credible EU candidate country, North Macedonia has taken a number of steps and measures in response to the Russian military actions in Ukraine.
Berlin, 14 May 2022