Zaev Claims ”I’m Macedonian and I’m Speaking Macedonian”



Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). File photo

Responding to the Bulgarian Assembly’s Vice chairperson’s remarks that he should not misuse the term ”Macedonian language”, the Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, insisted that he is ”Madeconian.”

He also insisted that his language is ”Macedonian” as well.

According to the Serbian news station B92, Zaev said that no one in the world can question somebody’s nationality, as national identity is a European value that everyone should respect.

Zaev insisted that he had every right to reach an agreement with the Greek government to change his country’s name to ”North Macedonia.” He added that the Bulgarian leadership, which threatened to veto FYROM’s bid to join NATO, is a friend of the ”Macedonian” people.

Donchev Karakachanov, the Vice Chairperson of the National Assembly of Bulgaria, said two days ago that the use of ”North Macedonia” is a geographical definition that incorporates Bulgarian soil, expressing his disagreement with the Prespa Agreement.