• Monday, 17 June 2024

Mickoski says next government to lead principled neighborly policy

Mickoski says next government to lead principled neighborly policy

Delchevo, 19 May 2024 (MIA) -  VMRO-DPMNE leader and future PM-designate Hristijan Mickoski said Sunday the next government's neighborhood policy would be principled, adding they would not make hasty steps that could "cost the country a lot".

"You are aware that we cannot go against nature, we are one of the smallest nations in Europe. The organization that has the privilege to defend the interests of one of the smallest nations in Europe - the Macedonian people - must be wise. We should not make hasty steps that could cost us a lot. It is better we move slowly but surely. We must be patient, we must be smarter, a bit wiser than the rest because that is the only way to survive among predators who, believe me, do not want to see Macedonia succeed, prosperous and happy. You saw this during the first days after our historic win, when the situation heating up not only around but also at home," Mickoski told reporters.

The future government, he added, is prepared to overcome all those challenges through a patient and smart policy with neighbors.

"I call on you to build bridges, I call on everyone to cooperate within this beautiful Balkans. In regard to international politics, you will never see us begging on our knees, humiliating ourselves. Over the years, I have met with global authorities in Washington, Brussels, Berlin and other capitals. There is nothing more inspiring for me than this beautiful Macedonian people and our beautiful Macedonian state, and therefore we will conduct an international politics that is based on arguments, because we are never afraid to cross our arguments with those of our interlocutors," said Mickoski.

The VMRO-DPMNE leader noted it is unwarranted to irritate neighbors, adding however that the fundamental human rights must be respected.

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