Venizelos meets the leader of opposition and leader of BDI

Venizelos meets the leader of opposition and leader of BDI

Skopje, February 20, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

The head of Greek diplomacy, Evangelos Venizelos met today (20.02) in Skopje the leader of the biggest opposition party LSDM (Macedonian Social Democrat League), Zoran Zaev and the leader of the Albanian party BDI (Democratic Union for Integration), Ali Ahmeti.

Leader of LSDM, Zoran Zaev said after the meeting that along with Mr. Venizelos, they stressed the importance of the integration of FYR Macedonia in the European Union as one of the most strategic issues of the country.

“We demanded a stronger involvement of the EU and Greece for the solution of the problems that Macedonia has in its path toward European integration”, declared Zaev.

Zoran Zaev said that the meeting stressed that the positioning of Greece doesn’t lead to a solution of problems and that their solution is possible through such visits and meetings.

Zaev said that political factors must make use of such practice to talk and improve general relations between the two countries.

Meanwhile, the leader of Albanian party, BDI, Ali Ahmeti said that Greece is ready to help FYR Macedonia in its journey toward EU and NATO integration.

“We shared the same insights on a number of issues, especially in the aspect of the integration of not only our country, but of the entire region in the NATO and EU. The unresolved name dispute issue is an obstacle. Venizellos said that he was ready to engage for an acceptable solution for both sides”, declared Ali Ahmeti, leader of BDI, following this meeting. /ibna/