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Serbian defense minister: Macedonian prime minister goes back on his word

The prime minister of Macedonia failed to keep his word, the Minister of Defense of Serbia, Aleksandar Vulin, commented on the statement made by the Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev that Pristina can count on Macedonia’s support "in all processes", including membership in the UNESCO.

"The Macedonian prime minister will not stick to his word, as President Aleksandar Vučić forecast a few months ago. Although the prime minister promised that Macedonia would abstain from voting over Kosovo's membership in the UNESCO, and that this would be a friendly gesture toward Serbia, Zaev decided to support Pristina. Zaev showed that Vučić has a good knowledge of human beings and circumstances, as well as of what the Macedonian prime minister is really thinking about Serbia," the RTS Serbian television channel quotes Vulin as saying.

Alexandar Vulin added that Serbia and its president are friends of Macedonia and its citizens. "The prime minister of Macedonia does not respect this," he summed up.

To remind, answering a question at a joint press conference with the "prime minister" of the separatist Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj whether Pristina can count on Macedonia's support for membership in UNESCO, Zoran Zaev said that Skopje will support Kosovo's membership "in all processes." At the same time, he recalled that Serbia is Macedonia’s neighbor, and that it is important to maintain good-neighborly relations with all countries. "We hope that the issue will be resolved on a bilateral basis, and we will be here to provide support in resolving such issues," Zaev said.

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