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G20 should be used to make the world more secure, says Macedonia Foreign Minister Osmani

By Priti Prakash | PUBLISHED: 02, Sep 2023, 12:40 pm IST | UPDATED: 02, Sep 2023, 12:40 pm IST

G20 should be used to make the world more secure, says Macedonia Foreign Minister Osmani New Delhi: The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Macedonia Bujar Osmani, who was on his visit to New Delhi said, ‘My visit to India comes at a challenging moment for our global security architectures.  And both our two countries have a significant role to play here, leading two important international platforms: North Macedonia is chairing the OSCE and India is presiding the G 20.  I truly believe that we must give our all to ensure the functioning and positive contribution of these  platforms for the well being of the people, and for a bit more security in a very insecure world.’

Bujar Osmani is also the Chairperson of OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe). Osmani met S Jaishankar, EAM and was hosted by ICWA. He also visited Kolkata, Mission of Charity in Kolkata, established by Mother Teresa, who was an Albanian but worked in India.

Exorting Mother Teresa, the common thread between India & Macedonia, Bujar Osmani invited India to join his initiative Centre for Peace and Meditation, within the framework of my OSCE chairmanship.  

Macedonia being a NATO partner Osmani stressed that his small country needs defence partnerships. He said, ‘While India is an enormously large country, North Macedonia is small, and need alliances, including in the defense field.
This March, North Macedonia marked its third anniversary as a NATO member state. ‘During this period, we proved to be a credible and reliable ally. It deserves underlining that NATO is a defence pact and has never and will never use aggression against anyone’.

Speaking at ICWA, on Ukraine Russia conflict he said, ‘NATO leaders have strengthened their commitment to defense investment, agreed to bring Ukraine closer to NATO, and deepened partnerships around the world.’ He said the Alliance, agreed with Finland's accession doubling NATO's land border with Russia, and soon, Sweden will be joining as well.

He said, ‘North Macedonia can count on allied support should its territorial integrity and sovereignty ever be threatened.’
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