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Pompeo set to visit North Macedonia today

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to arrive in Ohrid on Friday, October 4, for talks with President Stevo Pendarovski and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.

At the meetings, State Secretary Pompeo will once again hail the Prespa Agreement, praise the leaders of North Macedonia and Greece who had demonstrated vision, courage, and persistence in their pursuit of a solution to the name dispute, which will allow North Macedonia to take its rightful place in NATO and EU.

Pompeo will reaffirm the US support for North Macedonia’s efforts to join the Euro-Atlantic community, and reiterate that Prespa Accord is a big step towards stabilization and prosperity of the region.

Pompeo will also visit the Church of the Holy Mother of God Peribleptos, which has been renovated and conserved with funds provided by USAID i.e. the US taxpayers.

Pompeo is the second US Secretary of State to visit North Macedonia since Colin Powell’s visit in 2001.

Pompeo opened his four-nation tour of Europe on Tuesday. From Italy, Pompeo will travel to Montenegro and North Macedonia before wrapping up his European trip in Greece.

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Arrest warrant issued for Spasov

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Former special police officer Igor Spasov, who has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for murdering Martin Neskoski, is wanted on recall to prison after going missing.

Macedonian police issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday after he failed to show up to begin his sentence. The arrest warrant has been published on the web-site of the Ministry of Interior.

The former member of special police force vanished after ignoring summons to serve time after he was sentenced in prison on murder charges.

The man had probably fled justice to avoid serving a 14-year jail sentence for a murder conviction. He was to report to Idrizovo correctional facility on 18 October.

The murder took place during a late-night celebration of VMRO-DPMNE’s victory in 2011 parliamentary elections.

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Matthew Palmer due in Skopje today

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The US Secretary of State’s Special Representative for the Western Balkans, Matthew Palmer, will visit North Macedonia on Tuesday.

Special Representative Palmer is scheduled to meet with Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release.

The two are expected to discuss the bilateral relations between North Macedonia and the United States, including the US support for the country’s integration into the Euro-Atlantic community. They will exchange views on the situation in the country and the region.

In late August, the U.S. State Department appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary Palmer as special envoy for the Western Balkans with a mandate to help integrate the region into Western institutions.

US Secretary of State has appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Palmer  as his Special Representative for the Western Balkans.  In this role, Palmer will lead our efforts to strengthen U.S. diplomatic engagement in support of peace, stability, and prosperity in the region and focus on integration of the Western Balkan countries into Western institutions.

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Zaev: We can give argument to reassure Macron

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We can give arguments to reassure President Macron that “methodology prior to enlargement” proposal could be converted into “enlargement along with change in methodology”, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev wrote on his Facebook page, alluding to France’s Emmanuel Macron’s initiative for new enlargement methodology.

“We are not only a strategic interest, we are Europe. It means we will become a member of the European Union once we wrap up the comprehensive reform at home. The pre-accession process and closure of chapters will help us make it happen. The accession negotiations will help us wrap up domestic reform,” Zaev wrote on his Facebook page.

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