New York

28 March 2020

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on the decision by the European Council to open accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General welcomes the decision of the European Council to open accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia. He congratulates the Governments and people of Albania and North Macedonia on achieving this important milestone and encourages sustained efforts to implement national reforms, including towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General