Sunday, January 28, 2007

Crvenkovski: R.Macedonia does not insist on exclusivity to Macedonia

President of the Republic of Macedonia, Branko Crvenkovski, said that the country does not insist to have exclusive right to the "term Macedonia" and to the historical heritage of ancient Macedonians.

"Republic of Macedonia has never insisted, neither will insist, on the exclusivity of the term Macedonia or on the exclusivity stemming from historical heritage of ancient Macedonians."

Crvenkovski said this in response to journalist question on Wednesday's statement of Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis in Strasbourg, that he and another 2,5 million Greeks are at the same time Macedonians.

"Therefore, if Prime Minister Karamanlis feels as a Macedonian, we will respect that. However, we expect the Republic of Greece to show the same respect towards the feelings of Macedonian people and citizens of the Republic of Macedonia", said Crvenkovski in Skopje on Thursday.

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