Dimitrov: Running away from the Referendum is not patriotic


       
Skopje, 6 August, 2018 - 17:37 (META) 

We must not forget that we have missed many European trains and that the road to our strategic goal has become narrower and more difficult. It is our duty to do everything we can to get on this train, because nobody knows when and if there will be another one, says Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov in an interview with MKD.mk.

The claims made by the opposition that they can achieve a better agreement over the name is that, so far, instead of attempting to resolve, through “antiquization” they were busy complicating the issue further.

“To claim that the agreement with Greece, that is, the settlement of the name dispute, has nothing to do with EU membership, and that is like calling the North Atlantic Alliance day when it is really night. You can not be for EU and NATO membership, and at the same time be against the exact agreement that removes the obstacle, unlocks the door, and tears the chains that have dragged us down for decades. You have to offer another way. A path that will be credible”, Dimitrov says.

The Foreign Minister says that running away from responsibility for (no) actions of the past and the future of the homeland, and escaping from the will of the people, that is, the referendum, can not be patriotism, because patriotism means courage, responsibility and decisions in the name of higher goals and ideals.