Merkel: We want to cooperate with Macedonia

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany wants to cooperate with Macedonia and will rejoice if in the coming months a solution to the name issue is reached.

– We want reasonably to cooperate Macedonia and certainly make me happy if in the coming months a solution to the name issue is reached. It is something that we failed. It depends not only on Macedonia but also depends on Macedonia, Merkel responded to yesterday’s joint press conference with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucikj in Berlin on the Deutsche Welle question what are their expectations of the new Macedonian government.

Merkel confirmed that on August 28 Berlin would host conference on the Western Balkans.

– The expectations of the conference that it will contribute to better first to know, because we in Germany do not know anything about the problems of the region. Second, to strengthen regional cooperation, especially when it comes to cross-border projects. In addition, of course it (the conference) to contribute to bringing the entire region to the European Union. Our plan is every year other State of the Union to organize this conference. For next year, it was agreed to be organized by Austria. So there will be conference that will follow, said Angela Merkel.

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