Germany supports Macedonia, says German foreign minister
FOCUS News Agency
Skopje. “Germany fully supports Macedonia's EU integration which requires conditions to be met that apply equally to every candidate. There are no new tasks for Macedonia. Germany will keep its word, but urges all political stakeholders in the country to be sensible and to take the nation's interest into account after demonstrating readiness for compromise and flexibility in settling the current crisis.”
This was stated by Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle after a meeting on Friday in Skopje with his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Poposki.
"I'm not going to hide our concern regarding the ongoing political crisis in Skopje. Therefore, I strongly urge the rules of democratic games to be respected and the Parliament to restore its functions based on mutual respect between ethnic Macedonians and Albanians as stipulated by the Ohrid Framework agreement. I truly call on everyone to see the objective and to take the nation's interest into account acknowledging their accountability and thinking of the fate and future of the country and to demonstrate sufficient extend of preparedness for compromises and sufficient flexibility in order to re-establish the democratic collaboration," Westerwelle noted.