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FM Dimitrov: No other more appropriate proposal than Republic of Ilinden Macedonia

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Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov has said there is no other more appropriate proposal for the name issue settlement than Republic of Ilinden Macedonia.

“I do not see, at this time, any other more appropriate proposal that both negotiating sides agree on,” FM Dimitrov told 1TV station.

He says Ilinden is incorporated in the two preambles of the Constitution and these are the two pillars of the country’s statehood.

“If you support Macedonia, you surely must support Ilinden Macedonia,” adds Dimitrov.

The FM says he will consider himself responsible if the name talks fail.

“I will tender my resignation immediately if I believe this will help Macedonia. The question of my personal responsibility is whether there was something I could have done but did not, and whether I did something that was not helpful,” stresses Dimitrov.

He notes that the name package incorporates a recognition of the Macedonian nation and the Macedonian language, translated in all languages, thus maintaining the Macedonian identity.