Following today’s publication of a video on social media that depicts the burning of the flag of the Republic of Bulgaria, we strongly condemn this act as a cheap and unsuccessful attempt to incite hatred between the citizens of the two countries, as well as cause damage to the reputation of the Republic of North Macedonia.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs categorically condemns any act of desecration of any national symbols, including the symbols of neighbouring Bulgaria, as well as any other type of expression of hatred that does not correspond to the essential relations between the two countries.
On this occasion we would like to appeal to the citizens to not fall for such provocations with anobviously dishonest purpose which is contrary to the strategic interests of the country to foster and develop good relations with its neighbours.
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA
Skopje, 19th of November 2020