Skopje, February 15 (MIA) - Minister without Portfolio for Information Society Ivo Ivanovski paid a three-day visit to Estonia, reads Government press release.
Minister Ivanovski met with Prime Minister Andrus Ansip, who reaffirmed the strong Estonian support to Macedonia's NATO and EU integration, adding that the Bucharest Summit should result in a membership invitation for Macedonia. The support would be confirmed at Ansip's visit to the Republic of Macedonia on March 25-26, upon the invitation of counterpart Nikola Gruevski.
PM Ansip expressed satisfaction from the implementation of reforms in Macedonia, underlining they are the only criteria for accession. According to him, the name issue is not a criterion, with Estonia using Macedonia's constitutional name in bilateral relations.
Ansip also emphasized the decision of the Macedonian Government for opening of a diplomatic office in Tallinn in 2007, which has enabled enhancement of bilateral cooperation at all levels.
Moreover, Minister Ivanovski met with Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications, Juhan Parts.
Ivanovski and Parts agreed on concrete forms of further bilateral cooperation in the IT sector. The Estonian minister voiced strong support to Macedonian proposals for cooperation with competent Estonian institutions - the E-academy, ministries of foreign affairs and communications, National IT Center, and Cadastre, reads the press release.