The Interim Head of the Embassy of North Macedonia in Sofia, Vladimir Krastevski, was summoned to the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry, where he was handed a protest note31 August 2021 News
In connection with another act of desecration of Bulgarian national symbols in the Republic of North Macedonia, the Interim Head of the country’s embassy in Sofia was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was handed a note of protest.
During the conversation between the Director of the Southeast Europe Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vanya Andreeva-Malakova and the Interim Head of the Embassy of the Republic of North Macedonia to Bulgaria Vladimir Krastevski it was stated that on August 28, 2021 the Bulgarian side found damage to the pylon and removal of the flag of the Republic of Bulgaria, placed next to the office of the Commercial and Economic Affairs Service at our Consulate General in Bitola. Deep outrage at the incident was expressed. It was stressed that any action, expression of hatred against another state or its citizens, contradicts the fundamental values of modern democratic societies and hinders the establishment of good neighbourly relations. The timely fashion of the public reaction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia was taken into consideration, in which the act of vandalism was strongly condemned and a commitment was made to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.
During the meeting, the Bulgarian authorities expressed once again their concerns about the frequent cases of attacks and aggression provoked by hatred towards Bulgaria, including towards citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia of Bulgarian origin or those who sympathise with the country.