North Macedonia: Zaev to visit Athens, will meet with Sakellaropoulou and Mitsotakis

North Macedonia: Zaev to visit Athens, will meet with Sakellaropoulou and Mitsotakis

On September 15-16, the Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev will pay a working visit to Greece to participate in a conference organized by the Economist.

During his stay in Greece, Zoran Zaev will also meet with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Greek President Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou.

The Economist Roundtable, attended by the Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev, will discuss developments in the Western Balkans after 2020, EU enlargement and next steps, reforms to be implemented, the strengthening of trade and investments, and which countries are the key players.

According to the Economist’s official website for the conference, in addition to Zoran Zaev, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama will also participate.

This year’s conference is dominated by topics on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for new health policies, lessons learned from managing the global health crisis and the impact of the global and European economy.

Among the announced participants in the two-day conference are Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek government ministers, including former French President Francois Hollande, Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides and US Ambassador to Greece, Jeffrey Pyatt.

According to the schedule of the two-day visit of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to Athens, he will participate in a working lunch with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on September 16, before his meeting with Greek President Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou.

The Prime Minister of North Macedonia will have several meetings with businessmen at the “Economist” conference, as well as with representatives of the Greek business community.

Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Coordination of Finance and Investment Fatmir Bitiqi, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Nikola Dimitrov, will meet with colleagues and other members of the government during the two-day working visit to Athens. Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani will have a working meeting with his counterpart, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, in what will be his first official meeting since he was appointed Foreign Minister of North Macedonia./ibna