North Macedonian PM to visit Greece in May, pipeline deal to be signed

North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev addresses a press conference to announce early Parliamentary election, in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, 19 October 2018. Zaev called for early parliamentary elections a day after EU leaders delayed the decision for accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania for the third time as they gathered in Brussels for a two-day summit dominated by Brexit talks. EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI

The North Macedonia Prime Minister will visit Greece in early May to sign a gas pipeline interconnection project deal.

The country’s Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi said that Prime Mine Minister Zoran Zaev will travel to Greece to carry out the memorandum of understanding signed between the two Balkan countries in 2016.

The Greek part of the project will be developed by gas grid operator DESFA and includes a 50 km pipeline.

The pipeline links the Nea Mesimvria valve station of the Greek gas transmission system in the northern port city of Thessaloniki with Gevgelija located directly on the Greek-North Macedonia border.

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