Monday, January 22, 2007

Slovenian FM Rupel visits Macedonia

Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel is due to pay Friday an official visit to the Republic of Macedonia. He is scheduled to meet with his Macedonian counterpart Antonio Milososki, as well as President Branko Crvenkovski, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and Parliament Speaker Ljubisa Georgievski. Milosoki and Rupel on behalf of the Macedonian and Slovenian foreign ministries will sign an agreement on mutual assistance of diplomatic and consular offices of both countries abroad to their citizens.

The Macedonian Foreign Ministry in a press release announced that FM Rupel's visit to Macedonia will reaffirm Slovenia's support and assistance to Macedonia with respect to realisation of integration strategies into Euro-Atlantic structures. The meeting is to focus on discussing opportunities for cooperation improvement in various fields, first and foremost in economy. The situation in the region will also be covered in the course of the meeting.

On occasion of Rupel's visit to Macedonia, Slovenian Embassy to Skopje will arrange Friday afternoon ceremony reception, which will also observe Embassy's taking over of a two-year role as NATO Contact Point for Macedonia.

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