Pendarovski met with the OSCE secretary general

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Today, President Stevo Pendarovski received Helga Maria Schmid, OSCE secretary general.

The meeting discussed the overall cooperation with the organization, as well as the preparations for Macedonia’s presidency of the OSCE in 2023.

At the meeting, President Pendarovski stressed that our country highly appreciates the long-standing cooperation and dialogue with the OSCE and pointed out the significant contribution of the OSCE mission to Skopje in supporting the reform process, in view of the overall progress of the country and fulfilling its European aspirations.

At the meeting, President Pendarovski said that the OSCE expertise in judicial reform, the fight against corruption, good governance, as well as electoral reforms in line with the recommendations and European standards is important for the Republic of Northern Macedonia.

President Pendarovski thanked the OSCE / ODIHR EOM for its ongoing engagement in the 2021 local elections and expressed confidence that the mission’s findings and conclusions would serve to further advance the electoral process.

At the meeting, President Pendarovski and secretary general Schmid exchanged views on the preparations for the presidency of the Republic of Northern Macedonia with the OSCE in 2023.

In that context, President Pendarovski stressed the readiness of the Republic of Northern Macedonia to make an active contribution to the promotion of the values ​​and commitments of the OSCE and expressed expectation that the presidency will contribute to visible promotion of our country as an active multilateral actor.