Greece supports EU membership for North Macedonia: Dendias

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Greece supports the EU Membership for North Macedonia said Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias during his meeting with North Macedonia's Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani at Skopje on Wednesday.

Dendias spoke of Greece as a country that "desires and works feverishly for the consolidation of peace, security and stability in the region," and that "the only way to achieve these goals is to clearly and fully support the European prospects of the Western Balkans."

He noted that "we are absolutely convinced that the accession negotiations between the European Union and Albania and Northern Macedonia must begin immediately."

Dendias also said that he is very pleased with the fact that "Greek investments in North Macedonia are in a prominent position, we are the third or fourth largest foreign investor."

The Greek minister also revealed that a Greek company has expressed interest to "invest more than 200 million euros in the construction of an important power plant in Skopje, a project that will have multiple beneficial results."

Dendias also met with North Macedonia's Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski.

On Twitter, Dendias wrote that he held "fruitful talks on the prospects for deepening Greece-Macedonia cooperation, especially in the economic and energy sectors, implementation of Prespa Agreement, North Macedonia's EU accession path and on regional & international developments."