OSCE Head of Mission to Skopje Suomalainen Offers Reform Process Support to to New Prime Minister

Head of OSCE Mission to Skopje Nina Suomalainen (r) meets newly elected Prime Minister Zoran Zaev (l). Skopje, 9 June 2017. (OSCE/Ioanna Lachana) Photo details

SKOPJE, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Head of the OSCE Mission to Skopje Nina Suomalainen met today in Skopje with the newly elected Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and congratulated on his election as the Prime Minister.

“I welcome the intention of the Prime Minister to lead a reform government which will work in the interest of all citizens,” said Suomalainen. “The formation of the new government is an opportunity to implement a broad range of reforms in line with the OSCE principles and commitments. I believe that it’s now time to overcome challenges and focus on the way forward.”

Ambassador Suomalainen conveyed to Prime Minister Zaev the readiness of the OSCE Mission to Skopje to support reforms within the Mission’s mandate, namely the rule of law, police, elections, public administration, freedom of the media and inter-ethnic relations.

“I assured the Prime Minister that that the country can always count on the support of the wider OSCE family – the Mission, the Chairmanship, ODIHR, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and the High Commissioner on National Minorities – in the reform process,” said Suomalainen.

Today’s meeting with Prime Minister Zaev was the first in a series of meetings of the OSCE Head of Mission with the new administration. The meetings aim to re-affirm the OSCE’s commitment and support for national institutions in the implementation of reforms.

SOURCE: OSCE

Contacts
Ioanna Lachana
Public Information and Media Officer
OSCE Mission to Skopje
Bulevar 8-mi Septemvri No. 16
1000 Skopje
Mobile: + 389 70 359 064
Office: + 389 2 323 4422
Fax: +389 2 323 4234
ioanna.lachana@osce.org

Mirvete Islam
Senior Public Information and Media Assistant
OSCE Mission to Skopje
Bulevar 8-mi Septemvri No. 16
1000 Skopje
Mobile: +389 70 327 156
Office: +389 2 323 4658
Fax: +389 2 323 42 34
mirvete.islam@osce.org

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