NATO Secretary General welcomes political progress in Skopje

  • 17 May. 2017 -
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  • Press Release (2017) 089
  • Issued on 17 May. 2017
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  • Last updated: 18 May. 2017 10:01

I welcome President Ivanov’s decision to grant Mr. Zaev’s parliamentary majority a mandate to form a new government. This is a step in the right direction, and the right thing to do. I encourage the swift formation of a new government, a timely confirmation vote in parliament and a constructive attitude by all parties. It is important the country can start to focus on its urgently needed reforms. I urge all those concerned to continue their efforts to advance the country’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

Joint press point with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands