Thursday, March 16, 2017

Albania - FYROM: meeting between Presidents Nishani and Ivanov on the sidelines of the forum of Baku

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Skopje, March 16  (Agenzia Nova)

The Albanian President Bujar Nishani and his Macedonian counterpart Gjorge Ivanov met today on the sidelines of the fifth edition of the Global Forum in Baku, in Azerbaijan. He reports a note of Skopje presidential press office.

In the middle of the interview the political crisis in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and challenges to security in the Balkans. The meeting was the first opportunity for discussion between the two heads of state after the recent tensions emerged in relation to the platform for the formation of a new government in Skopje presented by the parties of the Albanian minority in FYROM. According highlights the press,

Ivanov and Nishani exposed to the reasons for which it considers the way in which the Albanian platform was developed "an interference in the internal affairs of the Republic of Macedonia and an incentive to come true great nationalist ideals." "It 'a negative example for the Balkans," added Ivanov stressed the need to lower tensions and avoid "inflammatory rhetoric".

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