Rama: North Macedonia must accept Macron’s proposal

schedule10:02 - 4 Korrik, 2022

schedule 10:02 - 4 Korrik, 2022

Prime Minister Edi Rama declares that it would be a big mistake if North Macedonia did not accept the proposal of the French president, Emmanuel Macron, regarding the resolution of the impasse with Bulgaria.

During an interview for “Kanal 5” television in Skopje, Rama appealed to the leaders of North Macedonia to accept the proposal that paves the way for the negotiation process for Tirana and Skopje.

“I have continuously followed all the great work that has been done especially in Madrid to provide solutions to the concerns of North Macedonia and I can tell you that President Macron has exercised all his influence by working 48 hours without a break , night and day and thanks to the good relations with him, but also thanks to Bujar Osman who was exceptional for his patience, endurance and stubbornness, the new proposal, which is also the final one for you to understand, has come out and I firmly believe that the right time has come and it is absolutely a good idea to implement and open this door”, emphasized Rama.

Rama clarified that he is not asking his North Macedonian counterpart to accept this proposal that Albania will face difficulties.

“Albania has now passed the point where it can go alone and of course we will ask to go separately if North Macedonia will not accept it, but I am saying I will accept it because there will not be another proposal, it is final, and you you don’t have to stand in front of that door for another 17 years. That door must be opened and in some way everything will be discussed, every point will be debated, every question will be answered in the dialogue between North Macedonia and Bulgaria, so open this door, open it now”, underlined Rama.

According to him, this is about choices and now the time has come for Skopje to make the choice.