Dimitrov: Main topic of the presidential elections should be our country’s future

 North Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov in an interview for Radio Free Europe on Sunday said the upcoming presidential race should focus on the country’s future. Asked if he would run, Minister Dimitrov said there were many strong contenders in the coalition, highlighting how important it is for the Government to have a principled partner in the future President.

“The main topic of the presidential elections should be our country’s future. How to make citizens’ lives better; how not to doubt ourselves,” Dimitrov responded to the interviewer’s comment that VMRO-DPMNE’s candidate Gordana Siljanovska Davkova is set on criticizing the Prespa Agreement in her campaign.

Asked about any new developments regarding fugitive former PM Gruevski’s extradition, Minister Dimitrov said he believes the Ministry of Justice would send Hungary an additional request.

“We and Hungary have a completely different take on the Gruevski case,” Dimitrov said, “because the European Council in its conclusions last year gave us some homework: to find whoever was accountable for the alleged abuse of power, crime, and corruption revealed in the wiretapped conversations, and for the attack on Parliament, especially its organizers and instigators.