Friday, February 22, 2008

Macedonia's decision on Kosovo recognition based on state interests

As regards the recognition of Kosovo independence, Macedonia will take into account the national interests and the consultations with the US and the EU, Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said.

The remarks were made at today's joint press conference with Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha. Gruevski stressed that Macedonia has developed excellent relationship with the Kosovo's government.

Gruevski and Berisha praised Skopje-Tirana relations, adding that both countries are ready to press ahead with realization of joint projects.

The two prime ministers rolled out plans for construction of Skopje-Tirana railway, construction of Corridor 8 and the participation in AMBO projects.

Gruevski and Berisha announced opening of a new border crossing Dzepiste-Trebiste near Debar.

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