Identities in the Middle Ages and current national identities should not be correlated at all.

Loyalty in the Middle Ages is to the king and the church and there is no loyalty to the nation and the people, Dragi Gjorgiev, co-chairman of the Joint Commission for Historical and Educational Affairs with Bulgaria, told "Sitel".

"For this period, it is important to respect universal values ​​and to insist that not only Macedonia and Bulgaria, but also other nations are included in honoring the people of that time.

Therefore, the recommendations that have been approved for joint celebrations and for school textbooks in Macedonia and Bulgaria do not affect identity issues at all", said Gjorgiev.

He added that it is illogical to connect today's identity with the identity of the peoples who lived here in antiquity./Telegrafi/