admin1 – December 1, 2005 – 3:01pm

Macedonia's relations with the United States are top priority, said Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski at the meeting with the Deputy Assistant of the Secretary of State for Europe and Euro-Asia, Rosemary DiCarlo. According to the official report, they both agreed that the solutions concerning the latest issues in the region must not bring about any border change. These solutions should produce lasting peace and European perspective in the region.

DiCarlo congratulated Macedonia for the positive opinion from the European Commission and expressed hope that Macedonia would become a candidate country for EU membership. The US continues to support Macedonia in accomplishing its strategic goals - membership of the EU and NATO.