Political leaders in FYROM approve a joint declaration

Political leaders in FYROM approve a joint declaration

Skopje, 14 May 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Leaders of the main four political parties met today in Skopje. After three hours of negotiations, they approved a joint declaration through which they engage to continue political dialogue.

“In a difficult week for the state, we met together to jointly support democratic values, including the right of protest and to condemn violence, be it for criminal or political purposes. We also agreed to continue dialogue for the sake of the Euro Atlantic agenda and the best interest of the citizens”, says the short press statement, which holds the signatures of the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, leader of SDSM, Zoran Zaev, leader of BDI, Ali Ahmeti and leader of PDSH, Menduh Thaci.

None of the representatives of political parties issued any declaration for journalists and according to them, so far, all parties, especially the two Macedonian parties have opposite stances.

SDSM continues to insist on the resignation of the current government and the creation of an interim government, without Nikola Gruevski as PM.

But, sources within VMRO-DPMNE of PM Nikola Gruevski have rejected such demand, but they said that they are ready to form another government with the participation of many parties and with Gruevski as PM.

US ambassador Jess Baily and EU ambassador, Aivo Orav are brokering these talks. /ibna/