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The Western Balkans Summit is being held in Sofia today, chaired by Skopje and Sofia

The summit of the leaders of the Western Balkans will be held in Sofia today, hosted this year by Northern Macedonia and Bulgaria.

The Macedonian delegation will be led by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Bytyqi, Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov and Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani.

The summit, which will be held via video conference due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be chaired by Prime Ministers Zaev and Borissov and will be chaired by Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel, at whose initiative the Berlin Process was initiated and implemented.

The plenary session of the Western Balkans Summit within the Berlin Process is expected to be attended by the leaders of the Western Balkan countries, as well as the Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrell and the EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi.

The summit is expected to approve a four-year action plan for the common regional market, for which the Heads of State and Government will sign a statement.

As logistics of these strategic documents, the Sofia Summit will adopt a number of memoranda and protocols, such as the Memorandum of Common Regional Standards on International Investment Agreements and the Protocol on Open Access to Western Balkan Research Infrastructures.

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