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Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, met today with the Deputy Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, and Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov to discuss the latest political developments in the country, the implementation of the government's programme and the country's way forward on the European Union integration path.
The High Representative highlighted the importance of the reform drive in the country, stressing that 2018 will offer a unique opportunity to make significant progress in the enlargement process throughout the region and make the move towards EU integration irreversible.
The European Union significantly strengthened its engagements with the Western Balkans region in 2017, including through the European Council's unequivocal commitment to the region in March 2017 and with President Juncker's speech on the State of the Union. Federica Mogherini reaffirmed her personal engagement and support for the country and the whole region on their EU accession path.