North Macedonia, Bulgaria pledge to further strengthen ties

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-02 00:42:59|Editor: yan
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SKOPJE, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski and Prime Minister (PM) of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov pledged here on Thursday to further strengthen ties between the two countries.

Borissov is paying an official visit in Skopje on the occasion of the activities organized to celebrate the second anniversary of the signing of the Friendship, Good Neighbourliness and Cooperation Treaty between the two counties.

North Macedonia and Bulgaria are committed to promote the cooperation and further strengthen the ties between the two countries, the press office of the President said in a press release following the meeting between the two leaders.

They agreed that the Friendship Treaty has not only introduced positive dynamics in bilateral relations, but also has set an example for overcoming outstanding disputes in the region.

"Political dialogue is being held at the highest level and considerable progress has been achieved in both countries' economies, tourism, transportation and communication, environment, arts and culture, education and defence," the press release said.

Moreover, Pendarovski thanked Borissov for Bulgaria's support for his country's Euro-Atlantic integration efforts.

Earlier on Thursday, Borissov and his counterpart of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev met to celebrate the anniversary of the Friendship Treaty signed in 2017.

The treaty came into force on Feb. 14, 2018.