TIRANA – “The Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets and condemns today’s attack on the Museum of Albanian Alphabet in Bitola, in this remarkable day for the Albanian language and all Albanians” said the reaction issued by the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as was reported by Meta’s correspondent from Tirana.
The Ministry demands that the Macedonian authorities should quickly resolve this barbaric act and to punish the people that are responsible, Meta reports.
– The attack on the Museum is a clear evidence on the need for a more effective protection of this common heritage from competent authorities – said the press release of the Albanian MFA.
The Albanian MFA has called upon all sides to remain calm and to stop the anti-Albanian rhetoric.
-We urge all parties to remain calm and stop the rhetoric against the Albanians, which aims only at distracting attention from the country’s real problems, damages interethnic relations in the country and its Euro-Atlantic path- as was further said in the announcement.
They also said that they “believe that these attacks are actions of a small group of people driven by extreme nationalist sentiment, fear, lack of information and the harmful rhetoric of recent years.”
– We would like to emphasize that the history, traditions, language and culture of the Albanian people are an added value for our neighbors in Macedonia and that their protection indicates high democratic and humanitarian values. Albania and the Albanians have been and will continue to be lasting friends of Macedonia. We believe in coexistence, harmony and cooperation values among our countries and citizens.- as was further said in the announcement.