Government Welcomes Democratic Progress in Macedonia

The Foreign Office has welcomed steps towards democracy in Macedonia, following a delay in forming a Government in the country. Early elections took place in December 2016, but progress had since been stalled.

Sir Alan Duncan, the Minister of State for Europe and the Americas at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, said in a statement:

“I welcome the decision of President Ivanov to allow the parliamentary majority led by Mr. Zaev to form a government. This is an important step forward.

The UK calls on all political leaders to work together constructively and in the interests of Macedonia and all its citizens. We stand ready to support those efforts and to support Macedonia in its EU and NATO ambitions”.