Gruevski in the Czech Republic welcomed with highest state honors

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Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski at the invitation of his Czech counterpart Bohuslav Sobotka today pay official visit to the Czech Republic.


Currently underway is a tete-a-tete meeting between the two Prime Ministers provided by talks of the two delegations.

The meeting topic, as MIA reported, will be the political relations between Macedonia and the Czech Republic, as well as economic relations and possibilities to increase the representation of Czech companies on the Macedonian market.

The meeting will also focus on European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Macedonia, as well as opportunities for promoting cooperation in education, culture and health.

The two Prime Ministers will attend the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the Centre for Crisis Management of the Republic of Macedonia and the Fire Service of the Czech Republic, followed by joint statements.

The Prime Minister along with Czech Prime Minister Sobotka will open business forum on trade and investment opportunities for Czech companies in Macedonia, where representatives of Czech companies will have the opportunity to present their projects to representatives of the Macedonian Ministry of Economy and Foreign Investment Agency.

During the official visit to Prague, the Prime Minister will meet with Czech President Milos Zeman.

It is envisaged visit of University Hospital Motol and signing Memorandum of understanding.

The delegation led by Macedonian Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Poposki, Deputy Economy Minister Kristian Delev and deputy director of the Agency for Foreign Investments Kliment Shekerovski.

Political relations Macedonia – Czech Republic are characterized by friendship and mutual understanding and commitment for their further enhancement. Bilateral relations particularly gained momentum with the opening of embassies in Skopje and Prague, in 2006 and 2008.

In terms of economic cooperation, total trade with the Czech Republic has noted steady growth in the first half of 2014 in the amount of 77.6 million dollars. The most important export commodities of the Czech Republic in Macedonia are car parts and wine.

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