Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov laid fresh flowers at the grave of Goce Delčev at the Church of the Ascension of Jesus, Skopje, on the occasion of the 114th anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising and for the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the first ASNOM session (Anti-fascist Assembly for for the National Liberation of Macedonia).
Prime Minister Zaev said it is necessary to accept the past and the present for the future of Macedonia.
“We have to make our history and past firm foundations on which we can build a Euro-Atlantic future for Macedonia, and that will lead to a better quality of life. We listened to Delčev, who told us not to waste time. For development, we need citizens to volunteer so the people can rely and support them, so together we can move ahead in a stable manner”, said Zaev.
He said that what kind of Macedonia we build, is what we will have, and Macedonia showed the way.
“We reached out with our hands, and in return we were given hands of support. Bulgaria has shown the same responsibility for these common goals”, added Zaev.
He emphasized that the region has started to behave in a European way, and therefore, deserves a chance, which members of the EU and NATO recognized in Trieste, and today, the same is expected in Podgorica by US Vice President Mike Pence.
Yesterday, Zaev and Borisov signed the Agreement for Good Neighborly Relations and Friendship. Today, the two-day official visit from Bulgaria’s government delegation led by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov comes to an end.