Friday, 11 December 2009
MEETING OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, MR. TRAJKO VELJANOSKI, WITH THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF AUSTRALIA, MR. HARRY JENKINS, WHO IS IN AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
“It is indeed a great pleasure when a true friend visits the Republic of Macedonia, and you Mr. Jenkins, are a true friend of our country”, said at the beginning of the meeting the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Trajko Veljanoski. “Although Macedonia and Australia are far away from each other, we have good bilateral relations, and the two parliaments should make their contribution to this aim. I am pleased with the fact that the House of Representatives of Australia has established the Macedonia Friendship Group. These relations should be developed further because a large number of the Macedonian Diaspora lives in Australia, and the signing of the social agreement during the visit of the Macedonian Prime Minister, Mr. Nikola Gruevski, was received very positively in Macedonia”, emphasized the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Trajko Veljanoski. “Macedonia is committed to the Euro-Atlantic Integrations, and as you probably know, recently the visa regime with the EU member states for the Macedonian citizens was abolished. In my opinion, we should have this kind of agreement with Australia, having in mind the connections with our citizens living in Australia”, said Mr. Veljanoski.