The adjective Macedonian was and will remain in the official minutes of the work of the Joint Commission with Bulgaria, assures the head of the Macedonian team of historians, Professor Dragi Gjorgiev.
He explained in a statement for Kanal 5 that the progress made at yesterday’s meeting in no way affects the use of the adjective Macedonian for naming people, language and history, as reported by some media.
The progress that has been achieved, says Gjorgiev, refers to the technical level, i.e. in order not to block the work, it has been agreed to literally quote the discussions of both sides, given that both sides remain in their positions on the adjective.
“The discussions will be quoted exactly as the discussants said in the discussions. We must say that the adjective Macedonian was in use before and is still in use. Only in certain situations do they insist that adjective in accordance with the Prespa Agreement, in accordance with the agreement between Macedonia and Bulgaria on the language, to apply it here contract. And this is not about absolutely no use of the adjective Macedonian. And this is not about absolutely no use of the adjective Macedonian. In a historical concept, that adjective will be used, Macedonian people, Macedonian nation. So in a technical way all the discussions and theirs and ours will be completely transferred to the minutes,” said Professor Gjorgiev.