Petkov after the meeting with Kovacevski: We kept the constructive tone, we did not commit to deadlines

Kovacevski and Petkov in February 2022 / Photo: Government of RSM

The most important thing for the two governments at this moment is to have a constructive dialogue, to continue it and not to succumb to provocations, said the Bulgarian Prime Minister. Kiril Petkov, after his conversation with the Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski in Rome.

"Only with a constructive dialogue can we continue in the direction of good neighborliness that the two governments currently want," Petkov said.

When he returned to Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Prime Minister announced that he would hold talks with the President of Bulgaria. Rumen Radev, for convening the National Security Council, to present the report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the relations between the two countries.

- We have not committed ourselves to any deadlines, the only thing we have committed ourselves to is to keep the good tone, for the Ministries of Foreign Affairs to continue working. We promised ourselves that the constructive tone will be preserved, said Petkov.

The meeting was also attended by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Teodora Gencovska and of Northern Macedonia Bujar Osmani.

Earlier today, the delegations of the two countries held a separate audience with the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, on the occasion of May 24, the day of St. Cyril and Methodius.

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