|Macedonia expects Greece's support for launching of its EU accession talks this June, Skopje delegation said at yesterday's expert consultations between the delegations of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of both countries.
The second expert consultations between the two MoFAs, which took place in Skopje, were resumption of the previous talks between the two institutions, held in Athens on 7 June 2012.
"In regard to the EU membership, the Macedonian delegation conveyed its expectations for Greece to support the European Council to make a decision this June on launching (the country's)accession talks, which would be in line with the 2014 Greek EU Presidency Agenda for revitalizing the Western Balkan EU integration process," MoFA said in a press release on Saturday.
The Macedonian delegation reaffirmed the country's strategic commitment to further advancing of the good-neighbourly relations with Greece, also demonstrated by submitted initiatives for bolstering the overall bilateral cooperation, dialogue and contacts at all levels.
The talks were focused on cooperation in terms of the EU integration process. The delegations reaffirmed the mutual commitment to realizing the already agreed initiatives for the cooperation between the MoFAs, as well as the ones related to boosting the expert cooperation and dialogue in the spheres of transport and environment. The two delegations also expressed interest in further bolstering of the economic cooperation, the press release reads.
The Greek delegation reported on preparations for, priorities of the country's upcoming EU Presidency mandate in the first half of 2014.
The delegations agreed to meet again by the end of this year in Athens.
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