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North Macedonia's new government vows support for Ukraine

24 June, 2024 Monday
16:30

On Sunday, June 23, North Macedonia's parliament elected a new government led by Prime Minister Hristijan Mickoski, leader of the winning VMRO-DPMNE party

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The Balkan Observer reported the information.

According to the prime minister, the North Macedonian government will work in accordance with European standards, promoting the goal of full membership in the European Union, and will continue to support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression.

He emphasized that they continue to stand with their EU partners and will harmonize their foreign policy with the EU. He stated that support for Ukraine in its self-defense and the protection of its sovereignty and territorial integrity will continue.

During his oath, Mickoski used the constitutional name of the country, the Republic of North Macedonia, and vowed not to permit compromises sought by Sofia in Skopje concerning the inclusion of Bulgarians as a state-forming people in the Constitution of North Macedonia.

He emphasized that under these conditions, Bulgarian demands would not succeed, and there would be no constitutional changes as long as he is in office.

In addition, the leader of the VMRO-DPMNE promised to cut taxes, increase pensions, increase investment in regional development and fight corruption.

The new government of North Macedonia will include 23 ministers and 5 deputy prime ministers. Sixteen members of the cabinet, including the prime minister, are from the Your Macedonia coalition led by VMRO-DPMNE, six are from the Albanian coalition Vredi, and two are from the patriotic political party ZNAM.

The positions of Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, and Minister of Defense were given to two deputy leaders of VMRO-DPMNE, Timcho Mutsunski and Vlado Misajlovski.

One of Timcho Mutsunski's key priorities is the development of a strategic partnership with the United States and full membership for the Republic of Macedonia in the European Union.

  • On April 24, presidential elections were held in North Macedonia.
  • On Wednesday, May 8, the right-wing opposition won the parliamentary and presidential elections in North Macedonia.
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