Addressing the Annual Ambassadors' Conference in Skopje on Monday, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov expressed his country's firm support for Macedonia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry reported. "I believe that all Western Balkan countries belong in a united and strong Europe, and Bulgaria is ready to support the efforts of the Republic of Macedonia to fulfill the conditions for integrating into the EU and NATO," Mitov said.
He and Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati came to the conference as special guests at the invitation of their Macedonian counterpart Nikola Poposki.
In his address, Mitov highlighted the priorities concerning the development of Bulgaria's relations with Macedonia, the challenges facing Southeastern Europe and the opportunities of cooperation on key points of mutual interest.
The three foreign ministers expressed their shared view that the region needs to improve its transport, energy and infrastructure connectivity in view of boosting its sustainable economic development, foreign investment and economic competitiveness.