Former NATO Secretary General George Robertson, during his participation in the Euro-Atlantic Club conference in Sofia, urged the Bulgarian authorities to lift the blockade on N. Macedonia for starting negotiations with the European Union.
The president of the Euro-Atlantic Club and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Solomon Passy supported Roberson’s call and called N. Macedonia “our very good neighbor and friend”.
Robertson reminded Bulgaria that it is necessary to have a more pragmatic approach to international risks in defending the values of the Euro-Atlantic Union. The former NATO Secretary General also reminded of the values and standards of the Alliance and the Euro-Atlantic community and the crises in the Balkans, adding that their solution took place through a Euro-Atlantic perspective.
The conference of the Euro-Atlantic Club in Sofia was also attended by the new Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense of Bulgaria SvetlanStoev and GeorgiPanayotov. Macedonia’s President StevoPendarovski was special guest at the forum.