Serbia, North Macedonia form Joint Committee on Respect for Minority Rights

Serbia, North Macedonia form Joint Committee on Respect for Minority Rights

At the initiative of North Macedonia and after the meeting of the Minister of Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue of Serbia Gordana Čomić with the representatives of the Embassy of North Macedonia in Serbia, it was decided that both countries will start the process for the formation of a Joint Government Committee for the Protection of Minorities.

According to the Embassy of North Macedonia in Belgrade, the Joint Intergovernmental Commission for the Protection of Minorities in Serbia and North Macedonia will be held in accordance with the Agreement between Serbia and North Macedonia for the protection of the Macedonian minority in Serbia and of the Serb minority in North Macedonia that was signed on 6 July 2004 in Skopje, almost 17 years ago.

During her visit to the National Council of Macedonians in Serbia, Gordane Čomić said that the commission will be set up by the spring of this year and will monitor the implementation of an agreement between the two countries on mutual respect for the minority rights of Macedonians in Serbia and the Serbs in the northern part of North Macedonia./ibna