The foreign ministry sent a “protest note” to Hungary after convicted former prime minister Nikola Gruevski fled to Budapest and claimed asylum.

Hungarian ambassador Laszlo Duks was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to meet with State Secretary Viktor Dimovski.

“The purpose of the meeting was to hand over a protest note from Macedonia to the Hungarian side, on the occasion of the latest information related to Nikola Gruevski’s escape and his asylum claim in Hungary,” the Foreign Ministry said.

They informed that at the meeting, Hungarian ambassador Duks was told that Hungary should act in the spirit of good bilateral relations, European values ​​and principles related to the rule of law.

“In that context, immediately and without delay, we hope that Hungary will reject the claim for asylum status for convicted and fugitive from justice Nikola Gruevski and will hand him over to the Republic of Macedonia for the purpose of executing the pronounced prison sentence, as well as the continuation and termination of other court proceedings against him, “State Secretary Dimovski told Ambassador Duks.