The Government's position is consistent, while it is that we do not negotiate about language, identity and culture, which means that our language is protected, declared today in Ohrid the Minister of Culture, Bisera Kostadinovska Stojčevska.
"What I can tell you, I don't want to comment on the attitudes of other countries.
But I want to comment on the Republic of North Macedonia, that we do not negotiate about language, identity and culture, which means that our language is protected.
I was part of the government delegation that attended the First Intergovernmental Conference, and I especially liked that I participated and spoke in the Macedonian language.
There were translators who translated so that the European ambassador Gir and everyone present inside could understand, because we were together with the delegation from the Republic of Albania.
Our position is consistent, the same, and that is that we do not negotiate about the language, that our language is pure.
There is no footnote in the negotiating framework, no addendum.
The Macedonian language is a Macedonian language that was codified in 1945," said minister Kostadinovska Stojčevska, who participated in the opening of the honorary consulate of Serbia in Ohrid, when asked by journalists about the contestation of the Macedonian language by Bulgaria.
She repeated that what the Republic of Bulgaria will give as a statement is something that Bulgaria must clarify and at the same time informed that she took part in yesterday's meeting of the Council for the Macedonian language.