||<p>The Government continues to make clear to its EU counterparts that it views the
EU accession process as fundamental to delivering security, stability and prosperity
in the Western Balkans. We will continue to support countries committed to the accession
process to meet the necessary requirements. This includes Albania and North Macedonia.
As and when candidate countries have met the requirements for accession in full, it
will be for those countries and European Union members at the time to decide on membership.</p>