Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Saturday on Radio Kanal 77 said that he does not regret what he said in the interview for the Bulgarian BGNES news agency, noting that the interview was intended for the Bulgarian public.
“We will always be a side that takes friendly steps that open perspectives for mutual relations with our neighbors, including Bulgaria, but at the expense of that we will never bring our identity and dignity that will never be negotiated, and that is our identity as Macedonians who speak Macedonian, Leaders need to lead, I do not regret what I said. I know I am taking the first steps in building a friendship. Let me be clear: the interview was given to work positively in Bulgaria. Borissov is also often criticized at home because he speaks openly about the Macedonian people and language. Leaders do not calculate and do not put their political career first,” said Zaev.