Macedonian MoFA reacts to Statements of Russian MoFA on Prespa Agreement

The Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) issued an official reaction to the statement released by the Russian MoFA concerning the adoption of the Prespa Agreement in the Macedonian Parliament. In the statement, official Moscow claimed they will demand the UN Security Council to discuss the adoption of the agreement in Macedonia. “MoFA regretfully notifies that despite such burning problems across the globe, the Department of Information of the Russian MoFA again, in a negative context, puts an accent to authentic political processes in two neighbouring countries, which lead to solving a problem, strengthening confidence and building friendship. The amendments to the Constitution in accordance with the Prespa Agreement, adopted in the Parliament with full respect for the envisaged parliamentary procedure and the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia, which reflect the consensual determination of the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia for membership in NATO and the European Union, have acquired undivided support from the broader international community, as an act of political courage, responsibility and leadership, which resolves a long-standing bilateral problem that has burdened the relations between the Republic of Macedonia and Greece. The Prespa Agreement doesn’t interfere with the interests of third parties, but essentially contributes to regional stability, friendship and cooperation, and as such is an example and model for resolving open issues between states. The Ministry is confident that the future will confirm the correctness of this approach, which prefers political vision and leadership. The Macedonian Foreign Ministry is also certain that the benefits of regional stability and prosperity will be accepted and valorised by all parties, including from the friendly Russia.” writes the announcement of the Macedonian Foreign Ministry.