“Macedonia in every sense of the word belongs in the family of European nations. I hope that the citizens will seize the historic opportunity and will make a mature, courageous and responsible decision for their future and for the future of coming generations, Dejan Zidan, Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia, said Tuesday after a meeting with his Macedonian counterpart Talat Xhaferi in Skopje.

‘Macedonia, historically, culturally, politically and geographically belongs in the family of European nations, the EU and NATO, which are the main guarantors of security and stability, as well as respect of the joint values of nations. Membership in these organizations opens a myriad of opportunities for solid and swift development of the economy, better living conditions and improvement of every sphere in the country,’ stated Zidan speaking at a news conference.” (Nezavisen)