Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said Thursday in a phone call with European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi that Sofia expects dialogue with Macedonia to produce concrete results, MIA reports from Sofia.

Radev stressed that Sofia is open for dialogue, has asked clear questions and expects answers and real actions from Macedonia.

The Bulgarian President also believes that the agenda of bilateral relations between Sofia and Skopje should not be subordinated to external influences, but should be conducted openly with engagement from both countries, which will move forward the process of Macedonia’s EU integration.

As the main emphasis in that dialogue, the Bulgarian President pointed out the respect of the rights of the Bulgarians in Macedonia, the permanent eradication of hate speech and the respect of the Bulgarian history and cultural heritage in the Republic of Macedonia.