The Western Balkans’ European perspective and strengthening bilateral relations in energy policy were the focus of talks during the two-day visit of Greek Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister for Economic Diplomacy & Openness Kostas Fragogiannis to North Macedonia, said Greek diplomatic sources.
In Skopje, the Greek minister met with several state officials in the newly elected government.
At his meeting with Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski, Fragogiannis highlighted Greece’s support for North Macedonia’s EU accession efforts, and he also underlined the need for the full implementation of the Prespes Agreement by the neighboring country.
In this context, the Prespes Agreement was also the focus of meeting with Deputy Prime Minister for European issues Bojan Marichic, and with Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Fatmire Isaki. Fragogiannis expressed the Greek government’s readiness to offer know-how for the implementation of the required reforms towards Northern Macedonia’s accession.
The Greek minister also examined prospects for expanding economic and trade ties between the two countries in separate meetings with Finance Minister Fatmir Besimi and Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi.
With bank executives of Stopanska Banka, Fragogiannis discussed the role of the banking sector in the country’s development and growth.