Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia: the Macedonian language will become official in the EU – Novinite.com
Bujar Osmani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia
“The Macedonian Language the problem has been solved and all lies related to it must be dismantled”. This was said at a press conference in Skopje by RNM Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani.
The framework to be signed with the European Union will stipulate that North Macedonia will translate the legislation into the Macedonian Language.
Bulgaria will express its position in a declaration which will enter into the protocol. It was elaborated within the framework of the Portuguese proposal.
“We convinced 26 member countries to accept our version with Bulgariapermission to“, Osman said.
BulgariaPortugal’s position is in line with Portugal’s proposal, namely that the Macedonian Language existed only in 1945 and that it is a Bulgarian dialect.
“It is irrational and harmful to pretend that there will be a change of identity, a bulgarization… On the contrary, the Language question disputed by some in the EU is closed once and for all“, added Osmani.
“It is a lie that bilateral historical issues are integrated into the framework. The country’s constitution will be open and the rights of the Montenegrin, Croatian and Bulgarian minorities will be included in itadded the minister.
An online meeting with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Teodora Genchovska is scheduled for Monday regarding the bilateral protocol, but it is unrelated to the framework and will be signed when the RNM government approves the entire package.
“The protocol contains the condition for constitutional changes, but we wanted guarantees that this will happen after the start of negotiations“, Osman specified.
“Hypothetically, if the government gives me the green light on Monday, I can agree on Tuesday with the Bulgarians and the EU to sign a protocol – either in Skopje or Sofia, and then immediately in Brussels to agree to the framework. Then we can organize an intergovernmental conference and start negotiations”, Osman said.
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