Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met over a friendly working dinner in Istanbul today, where a new free trade agreement between the two NATO allied was discussed the Macedonian government’s press office said.
During the one day working visit, the two sides also outlined the deep historic ties and mutual interests for peace and stability in the region, while tackling the fight against terrorism as well as the need to uphold international law.
According to a government statement, the meeting in Istanbul stressed that Turkey will continue to assist Macedonia in its battle with the covid pandemic, with a desire to deepen health related cooperation.
In a Facebook post, Macedonian Health Minister Venko Filipce announced that Turkey would donate 30,000 Sinovak vaccines to Macedonia.
Prime Minister Zaev expressed hope that Erdogan will soon visit Macedonia and advance relations further between the two countries.