We will not turn into a refugee camp, says foreign minister Popovski

We will not turn into a refugee camp, says foreign minister Popovski

Skopje, 10 February 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Foreign Minister of FYR Macedonia, Nikola Popovski declared that the country will not turn into a refugee camp and that this will not be allowed. Popovski declared this during a meeting that he had today in Skopje with his Czech counterpart, Lubomir Zaoralek.

“Each country must meet its obligations. For every refugee or asylum seeker, we will offer treatment in line with international conventions, because no refugee has arrived to Macedonia by parachute, but through an EU member country”, minister Popovski said.

According to him, state authorities in Skopje will continue to secure human and safe transit for all refugees, but cooperation with Greece and EU member countries must not lack.

On his part, Czech Foreign Minister, Zaoralek said that the Czech Republic will help FYROM in its efforts to cope with the refugee crisis.

Meanwhile, Zoralek also said that Prag backs the accession of FYROM in the NATO and EU. /ibna/