Thursday, November 23, 2006

Macedonia vows to fight terrorism

Macedonia is committed to remain a steadfast ally in the global fight against terrorism, Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski said Wednesday.

"The partnership with the United States is among Macedonia's greatest priorities and there has been a consensus among all Macedonian political powers on this issue," Crvenkovski was quoted by the Macedonian News Agency (Makfax) during a meeting with US congressmen visiting the former Yugoslav Republic.

During the meeting, Crvenkovski informed the congressmen of the reforms in Macedonia related to its relations with the European Union (EU) and North Alliance Treaty Organization (NATO).

He also discussed the situation in the region, especially the Kosovo issue, the agency added.

On his part, Head of the House of Representatives' Democracy Assistance Commission David Dreier said that US was "deeply appreciative" of Macedonia's stance regarding terrorism.

He also praised bilateral relations between the two countries and hoped for their development prospectively.

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