US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Kaen Donfried, in a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of North Macedonia stated that the integration of Albania and North Macedonia in the EU is in the US interest.
Donfried expressed her deepest condolences to the Macedonian citizens who lost their lives in the tragic accident in Bulgaria.
"Prime Minister Zaev and Assistant Secretary Donfrid discussed about the offer of North Macedonia for membership in the European Union, where the US expressed support for the start of EU membership negotiations in December," the Macedonian government said in a press release today.
They also agreed that the opening of membership negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania is a foreign policy and geostrategic interest of the United States.
Zaev and Donfried during a telephone conversation reaffirmed the strategic partnership between North Macedonia and the United States, which are now partners in NATO.