DUI leader Ali Ahmeti revealed in an interview for TV 21 that official Skopje and Sofia exchanged certain proposals as resolutions to the bilateral issues, and that Sofia is yet to respond to these exchanges. “The negotiations are underway, but I still do not want to reveal any details before we get official reaction from Bulgaria. I still hope the issues will be resolved and we will have the first inter-governmental meeting with Brussels over our accession in the EU by the end of December. We must leave these matters to historians, but we also need to support our Macedonian fellow-citizens. This issue is probably the greatest challenge Bujar Osmani is facing at his new position as Minister of Foreign Affairs. This is a crucial historical moment for our country, and I really hope it will all be resolved very soon,” Ahmeti said.