The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba had a telephone conversation with the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia Bujar Osmani.
The Foreign Minister congratulated Bujar Osmani on his election as the Foreign Minister of North Macedonia.
Dmytro Kuleba expressed hope for the support of Ukraine's European and Euro-Atlantic integration by North Macedonia as a member of NATO and a candidate country for EU membership. Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani assured of such support and readiness to share the successful experience of integration into the NATO.
The counterparts dwelled on the development of trade and investment between the two countries. According to the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, every effort should be made to increase the number of business contacts, trade and investment, which will help mitigate the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economies of both countries. Bujar Osmani expressed the conviction that North Macedonia has great potential for the development of economic cooperation and trade with Ukraine.
Dmytro Kuleba invited Bujar Osmani to pay a visit to Ukraine. The Foreign Minister of North Macedonia accepted the invitation and invited his Ukrainian counterpart to pay a visit to North Macedonia.
The interlocutors also discussed the accession of North Macedonia to the EU sanctions policy against Russia.
Bujar Osmani stressed that North Macedonia continues to be committed to the EU's stance and to support Ukraine in its efforts to protect and restore territorial integrity and sovereignty within internationally recognized borders.
The parties agreed to step up political dialogue and strengthen bilateral relations between Ukraine and North Macedonia, as well as to shortly resume the work of the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Free Trade Agreement.