DUI CALLS UPON MACEDONIA TO RECOGNIZE KOSOVO
The MPs from the opposition Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) "are calling and inviting the Macedonian state leadership to recognize Kosovo's independence," says DUI's press release, issued Sunday afternoon, immediately after declaration of Kosovo's independence.
DUI addressed the call for recognition of Kosovo as an independent and sovereign state to the President Branko Crvenkovski, Parliament Speaker Ljubisa Georgievski and Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
"We strongly believe that in this historic moment, we will be capable of making courageous and just decisions, because Macedonia now has a neighboring country with identical orientation, a good neighbor, friend and a strategic partner in our shared Euro-Atlantic commitments," says the request sent by DUI's deputies.
A large number of DUI's members of and supporters celebrated in Skopje the proclamation of independence of Kosovo by singing songs and firing gunshots in the air.
MD: Allthough some Albanian leaders in Macedonia called upon the Albanian minority in Macedonia to celebrate quiet at home, many Albanians went out on the streets celebratin in Struga, Debar, Tetovo and of course Skopje. Macedonia will most likely follow the footsteps of the EU when it comes to recognizing Kosovo.