Macedonia had surprisingly agreed to sign the 1999 good neighbourliness agreement with Bulgaria, daily Sega said, quoting statements by Bulgarian head of state Rossen Plevneliev and his counterpart in Skopje, Gjorge Ivanov.
President Plevneliev, speaking in an interview with Deutsche Welle, said that Bulgaria was an advocate for and a friend of all the countries of the Western Balkans. Bulgaria supported the European path and Nato integration of all these countries, he said.
In 1999, between Macedonia and Bulgaria there was a declaration on good neighbourly relations, a “simple but good” document, which started that both sides would take action towards good neighbourly relations, Plevneliev was quoted as saying.
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(Archive photo of Plevneliev and Gjorge Ivanov: V Nikolov/president.bg)