After Hungary, Prime Minister Edi Rama stopped in Bulgaria, where he met with his counterpart Stefan Janev. During a press conference, Prime Minister Rama spoke about the resolution of the conflict between Bulgaria and North Macedonia, which is holding hostage the European path of Macedonian, but also of Albania.
Among other things, Rama was asked by journalists about the non-recognition of Kosovo by Serbia, saying that “It should have recognized Kosovo a long time ago. Every day that passes is one more day that delays what is right to be done, but I hope that through dialogue mutual recognition will come."
Furthermore, the head of the Albanian government focused on the recent conflicts between Bulgaria and North Macedonia, calling on both sides to talk, talk and find solutions.
“I know that there is a caretaker government in Bulgaria. You have new choices. These are topics that sometimes tend to go from the mind to the stomach and then become more difficult, but I think Bulgaria as an EU member is mature and has everything. It needs to remember itself when it was in the same position. It should encourage North Macedonia to get out of this situation. This is my approach to this.
I would say that our attitude as Albania is an attitude that no one should envy us. We are stuck, we are between two friends, but this is the situation and the process is built in such a way, that it must be respected as it is. We are not here to take sides, we are simply hoping and supporting the fact that the two talk and talk and resolve it between them. If necessary, we are ready to help, but our help is simply to keep saying 'you are happy to talk, communicate and find a way'. The EU is making an extraordinary effort, everyone is trying to support it, but in the end it is up to the Bulgarians and North Macedonia. Moreover, it belongs to you," said the Prime Minister Rama.