In response to yesterday’s statement by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the MFA (Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) says that the procedure for passing the constitutional changes in accordance with the Prespa Agreement is with full respect of the envisaged parliamentary procedure and the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia, and expressed regret that Russia “in a negative context, puts authentic political processes in two neighboring countries leading to problem-solving, fostering trust and building friendship. ”

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia regretfully concludes that despite such heated problems in today’s world, the Department of Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation again, in a negative context, attests to the authentic political processes in two neighboring countries that lead to troubleshooting, building trust and building friendship. The amendments to the Constitution in accordance with the Prespa Agreement, adopted in Parliament with full respect for the envisaged parliamentary procedure and the Constitution, which reflects the consensus and determination of the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia for membership in NATO and the European Union, have received undivided support from the wider international community as an act of political courage, responsibility and leadership, which resolves a long-standing bilateral problem that has burdened the relations between Macedonia and Greece,” reads the reaction from the Macedonian Foreign Ministry.

The Prespa Agreement contributes to regional stability and is a model for resolving open issues among countries, reads the reaction.

“Not only does the Prespa Agreement not interfere with the interests of any third parties, but it substantially contributes to regional stability, friendship and cooperation, and as such is an example and model for resolving open issues between countries. The MFA is confident that the future will reaffirm the correctness of this approach, which prefers political vision and leadership, and that the benefits of regional stability and prosperity will be accepted and validated by all sides, including the friendly Russian Federation,” says the Macedonian Foreign Ministry.