Today, Skopje will host a meeting of the interior ministers of the countries involved in the Berlin Process, which will be co-chaired by the first people of the Ministries of Interior of the Republic of Northern Macedonia and Bulgaria Oliver Spasovski and Hristo Terzijski.
With the meeting of the Ministers of Interior, the activities start from the joint chairmanship of Northern Macedonia and Bulgaria with the Berlin Process, while the crown of the process will be the two-day Summit in Sofia on November 9 and 10, of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs respectively of heads of governments.
The Deputy Prime Minister also informed about the recent visit to Sofia, where among other topics discussed with his colleague, Ekaterina Zaharieva, an important part of the conversation was dedicated to the challenges and activities within the joint chairmanship of the Berlin Process and the forthcoming Summit of Sofia.
Osmani stressed that he expects the Berlin Process to be the crown of success of all our efforts, expects progress in the political plan. He said that in all the meetings different sets of ideas and proposals were exchanged, but mentioned that the basic message of Bulgaria is that and based on it they will try to intensify communication so that no ambiguity remains between the two sides.
According to him, the meeting is expected to start the idea of moving with ID cards throughout the region, ie between the six countries in the Western Balkans.
“This is an important initiative, which if approved will mean easier communication, travel, transit, so a key part in the connection and exchange,” said Osmani.
Yesterday in Skopje, Ministers Spasovski and Terzijski held a working meeting focused on today’s meeting of the interior ministers of the countries “Berlin Process” initiative, as well as EU representatives, during which several topics of interest were discussed. common in the field of security.
Spasovski and Terzijski agreed that bilateral co-operation is at an excellent level, ie very good, especially in the field of border work, as well as the fight against trans-organized crime and corruption. Terzijski, among other things, announced the Ministry of Interior, expressed confidence that today’s meeting of interior ministers within the Berlin process will be constructive and successful and will emphasize the increased security commitment in the Western Balkans.
Co-chairs with the Berlin Process will conclude with a two-day summit of heads of government and diplomacy in Sofia on November 9th and 10th. Osmani and his counterpart Zaharieva will co-chair the November 9th meeting of foreign ministers. A day later, Prime Ministers Zoran Zaev and Boyko Borisov will co-chair the meeting of the prime ministers of the countries participating in the Berlin Process, where they are expected to summarize the results of the success of the process itself.
The Berlin Process began as an initiative in 2014 under the auspices of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as an initiative to boost regional co-operation and European integration of the Western Balkans. This is the first time that a co-chair is a member state – Bulgaria and a candidate country for membership from the Western Balkans – Northern Macedonia.