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Today the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Macedonia invited the Deputy Ambassador of USA to Republic of Macedonia.

 

 

The Ministry expressed concern regarding the inappropriate naming of the representatives of the Macedonia majority population as “Slavs” by the newly appointed Ambassador of USA to Republic of Macedonia Jess Lippincott Baily. Ambassador Lippincott gave this statement on 17th September during his hearing in the Committee on Foreign Relations within the US Senate.

This naming questions the identity and hurts the feelings of the Macedonian people. At the same time, the inappropriate naming of the Macedonian people might have negative implications on both foreign and internal political plan.