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Romania's Foreign Minister Visits Macedonia

Bucharest, March 7 (RFE/RL) - Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu has opened a two-day visit to Macedonia.

Before departing Bucharest today, Melescanu said his visit to Skopje will round out what he called the process of "settlement" of new relations between Bucharest and former Yugoslav republics. He noted that Prime Minister Nicolae Vacaroiu recently visited Belgrade (Serbia), Podgorica (Montenegro), Zagreb (Croatia) and Ljubljana (Slovenia). Melescanu himself visited Sarajevo last week.

Of the former Yugoslav republics, Romania has the best trade ties with Macedonia.

After the Dayton accords were signed, Romania announced that political and economic relations with all former Yugoslav republics were among its top foreign policy priorities.