It is inadmissible in the 21st century for politicians to negotiate rights that are inalienable, such as the right to language, identity, etc., said Timcho Mucunski, MP from the ranks of VMRO-DPMNE in his interview on the “Samo Vistina” showon Wednesday, commenting the scandalous statement of Prime Minister ZoranZaev.
“I would like to say two things as an example. First, we as politicians need to be aware of the responsibility of every single one of our publicly uttered words. That responsibility for me, especially in this situation, has two elements. The responsibility of such specific statements, which we will interpret in the future, can probably have negative implications for the international positions of the country, but also further develop serious frustrations and very deep disappointment among our citizens. So it is first our awareness of this situation but also in general as politicians in each of our public appearances. I would say that it is inadmissible in the 21st century for politicians to negotiate rights that are inalienable, such rights are related to language, such rights are rights related to our identity that are regulated at the level of international law. It is inadmissible for us to allow ourselves to negotiate with any country, that would be insulting,” Mucunski said.
He distanced himself that as a politician he could speak relevantly about the work of the joint Macedonian-Bulgarian commission, pointing out that only historians can discuss history.