French Ambassador to Bulgaria Florence Robin, speaking on the Bulgarian National Television’s “The World and Us” show, said she was aware that there was a dispute between Sofia and Skopje, but that the most important thing for her was the need to create an opportunity for reconciliation between the two countries.
Robin stressed that this is not about giving the green light for the Republic of Macedonia to join the European Union, but about starting negotiations, which will take several years.
She spoke about the priorities of France during the upcoming presidency, which begins on January 1, 2022, and among them are to take steps to open positive paths for the Republic of Macedonia, and not to happen a situation in which the country would destabilized. In addition, she added, Bulgaria, an EU member, could act in a way that would help.
The French ambassador said that at the same time the legal interests of Bulgaria should be protected.