Gruevski meets Canadian Senate Speaker Kinsella

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and Canadian Senate Speaker Noel Kinsella expressed satisfaction Wednesday in Skopje with the excellent relations between the two countries, as well as readiness for their further advancing.

The officials discussed on possibilities for bolstering the cooperation in the spheres of economy, trade exchange and investments. In this respect they pointed out the need of signing bilateral agreements on investment protection, double taxation avoidance and air traffic,  the Government said in a press release.

Gruevski thanked Kinsella over Canada's support of Macedonia's Euro-Atlantic integration and realization of the country's strategic goals.

Gruevski also raised the issue of possible liberalization of Canada's visa regime for the citizens of Macedonia. He suggested for Ottawa to open a representative office in Macedonia, enabling citizens to apply for a Canadian visa.

Gruevski briefed Kinsella about the ongoing reforms in Macedonia and the country’s activities on the road to the EU, NATO membership, including the efforts for settling the open issue with Greece. The PM also referred to Macedonia's contribution to NATO-led peace missions, the press release reads.

Kinsella affirmed Canada's support of Macedonia and commended the country's reform progress.

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