Skopje. Bulgaria’s two consulates in Macedonia – in Bitolja and Skopje, work very hard; employees are dedicated and good professionals, Bulgarian ambassador to Macedonia Miho Mihov told BNR, having in mind Macedonians’ wish to visit Bulgaria despite the introduction of visas after Bulgaria joined the EU.
He added that January 1st 2007 and the recent holidays complicated the issue of Bulgarian visas to the long queues waiting outside Bulgaria’ consulates.
“It is not only Bulgaria that should make efforts for easing visa issue regime, it has made enough because a year before acceding the EU Bulgaria proposed an agreement to Macedonia,” Bulgarian ambassador said.
He noted that if Macedonians had been more informed, the current visa problems would have been avoided.
Mihov is skeptical about the full liberalization of the visa regime with Bulgaria and other EU states, as the Macedonian government demands.