Bulgarian FM Mariya Gabriel: We have no bilateral issue with North Macedonia

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Mariya Gabriel said there is no bilateral issue with the Republic of North Macedonia, BGNES reports.

During a meeting with the representatives of the Bulgarians in North Macedonia, she called on the authorities in Skopje to respect the European principles and to fulfil their promises.

North Macedonia is a candidate to start EU membership negotiations, but before that it has to fulfil the negotiating framework to start this process.

Gabriel is in Skopje to attend the OSCE meeting, also attended by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. /BGNES