“The common future of the European Union, aiding Macedonia’s NATO membership process, and increased cooperation were the topics on the table between Albanian President Ilir Meta and host Gjorge Ivanov in the first official visit for the head of state.

‘Relations between neighbors are sometimes simpler than we know. These are relations that exist between people. I am convinced of the great importance and the efforts of the Macedonian government in EU integration will strengthen the commitment to  relations with neighbors,’ said Ilir Meta – President of Albania.

‘We expect Albania to back Macedonia to be invited as a member of NATO. Regarding the EU, in terms of what Macedonia has done so far, the experience of Albania on the way to EU integration is at our disposal.’- said Ivanov – President of Macedonia.” (translated from 24 Vesti)