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Minister Poposki in Paris and Geneva.

During his visit to Paris, Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki met Jean-David Levitte, Senior Diplomatic Adviser to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, on 27 February. Minister Poposki presented at the meeting the expectations of the Republic of Macedonia to join NATO and to open EU membership negotiations. Jean-David Levitte reiterated the positions of France for active support in the processes of EU enlargement with the countries of the Region, including the Republic of Macedonia as a credible partner in Southeast Europe.

Minister Poposki participated also in the high-level segment of the United Nations Human Rights Council's 19th session in Geneva from 29 February to 1 March 2012.

He addressed the main session, talking about the principle is-sues of the agenda of the Human Rights Council and the priorities of the Republic of Macedonia in the area of protecting human rights at a national and international level. He also used the visit to promote Macedonia's candidacy for Chairmanship of the UN Human Rights Council in 2014-2016.
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Title Annotation:ACTIVITIES OF FOREIGN MINISTER POPOSKI; foreign minister Nikola Poposki
Publication:Macedonian Diplomatic Bulletin
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:4EXMA
Date:Mar 1, 2012
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