“China and Russia will back Macedonia for NATO membership – these are the expectations of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, despite strained relations of the countries after the expulsion of the Russian diplomat. Macedonia has no other alternative than the West, and the steps for solidarity prove the country’s strong desire to become part of the Euro-Atlantic family.

‘I believe that respecting the international legislation or legislation that we are obligated to respect, but also the sovereignty of domestic legislation is something that, with its own respect, means that we can build friendship in parallel.’

‘From that point of view, I look forward to support from China and Russia in the section on voting for resolutions that would result from a possible agreement between Macedonia and Greece,’ said Zoran Zaev – President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia.” (translated from 24 Vesti)