The EU ambassador in Skopje expects Siljanovska to comply with international treaties

EU Ambassador to North Macedonia David Geer asked President Gordana Siljanovska to comply with international treaties, BGNES reported.
Today, the two had a private meeting.
"I had the pleasure of meeting President Siljanovska-Davkova. We discussed the EU integration process, good neighborly relations, including the implementation of existing treaties, as well as foreign policy and security issues. I look forward to making progress on all these issues together," the diplomat wrote on the X social network.
The President of the North Macedonia, for his part, highlighted the need for progress in the process towards EU membership, as a "strategic goal of the state and the determination of the majority of Macedonian citizens".
"Our future is undoubtedly in the EU, and our country's place is at the same table with the European countries with which we are connected by historical, cultural and moral traditions and values," she said.
Siljanovska emphasized that "despite the high degree of preparedness of the Macedonian administration and the accumulated experience, progress in fulfilling the EU membership criteria suffers due to political circumstances and moves for which some member states of the bloc are also responsible."
"It is necessary to restore faith in the merit-based integration process, with an emphasis on the fulfillment of the Copenhagen criteria," said Siljanovska.
"North Macedonia's future is undoubtedly in the EU," she added.
Siljanovska thanked for the congratulations sent by the leaders of the bloc on the occasion of her inauguration. She also expressed readiness for "full cooperation with the EU delegation in Skopje regarding the country's accession process".
On May 12, Siljanovska was sworn in as the president of Macedonia. She refused to use the country's constitutional name North Macedonia, violating the Prespa Agreement with Greece and causing an international scandal.
The Prespa Treaty was signed on June 17, 2018 in the village of Nivitsi on the shore of the Great Prespa Lake. The agreement was signed by the foreign ministers of both countries, Nikos Kodzias and Nikola Dimitrov, in the presence of Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev. The agreement ended a long-standing dispute over Macedonia's name between authorities in Skopje and Athens.
The signing was also attended by UN Special Representative Matthew Nimitz, as well as EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini and Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn. /BGNES