BULGARIA – Sofia expects Skopje to defend every citizen’s right to free self-determination. This is the position of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the occasion, as it is reported, of the frequent manifestations of hate speech and discrimination in Northern Macedonia.
Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva have summoned the Deputy Head of the Embassy of the Republic of Northern Macedonia in Sofia, Vladimir Krastevski, for talks at the Foreign Ministry. The meeting was attended by the head of the Southeast Europe Directorate, Iva Kruleva.
Concern for the Eurovision candidate
“Bulgarian diplomats expressed deep confusion and frustration over the major negative campaign in the Republic of North Macedonia against Skopje’s representative at Eurovision 2021, Vasil Garvanliev. Bulgaria will continue to make all necessary efforts in accordance with the principles of international law to protect the rights of Bulgarian citizens and citizens who declare their Bulgarian identity anywhere in the world,” the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Periscope.