Bulgaria’s PM congratulates new N Macedonian counterpart Kovachevski

by Cristian Florescu

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Kiril Petkov has congratulated social democrat leader Dimitar Kovachevski on being elected to head the new coalition government in the Republic of North Macedonia, write The Sofia Globe

Petkov’s congratulations, in a post on the Bulgarian government’s Facebook page, came on the eve of his official visit to Skopje scheduled for January 18, and a day after North Macedonia’s parliament elected Kovachevski’s government into office in a 62 to 46 vote.

Petkov, who took office in mid-December and who has pledged a new beginning in Bulgaria’s relations with North Macedonia, said: “I expect to work together for a new constructive dialogue and understanding in the interest of our bilateral relations, the development of which is of great benefit to the citizens of Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia”.

He said that Bulgaria’s position on the EU prospects of North Macedonia was consistent and clear.

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