The World Macedonian Congress – Australia
Press Release – 8 February 2018. Sydney, Australia.
World Macedonian Congress – Australia (WMC-A) condemn the current capitulation of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to Greece’s demands on name changes within the Republic of Macedonia.
Zoran Zaev announced the renaming of Alexander the Great International Airport in Skopje to ‘Skopje International Airport’, and renaming a Macedonian highway to ‘Friendship’ Highway.
This is a provocative and capitulatory acquiescence to the unjust demands of Greece on a sovereign country, with a quisling appointed illegal government which breaks all of its constitutions.
The momentum of these recent “friendship’” agreements which negate the Macedonian minorities in Greece, Bulgaria, and Albania are in direct contravention to Geneva Convention, to accelerate the process of entry into EU and NATO, who are both irrelevant as can be seen by the recent Brexit debacle. The EU and ‘Euro Atlantic” values have done little to strengthen any economies nor have they been dealt any financial advantage in any economic sphere or domain.
The negation of Macedonian minorities and the cultural and ethnic genocide that is perpetuated by Greece demands on the Republic of Macedonia is contributing to the country’s demise and sovereignty.
Macedonians within Australia reject all forms of the capitulation of Republic of Macedonia, reject any further name changes, as can be demonstrated by Greece changing toponyms, and forced name changes of Macedonian minorities after partitioning Macedonia in 1913, contributing to the cultural and ethnic genocide of Macedonians that fell behind those new borders.
The Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has no mandate to offer up Macedonia’s name for trade as there was no referendum with or of the Macedonian people allowing him to do so. Macedonia is currently recognised by 140 nations and the Western powers currently pressuring Macedonia to capitulate have no understanding of the ominous potential powder keg currently taking shape on the ancient lands of Macedonia irrespective on which side of the modern fabricated international borders it finds itself behind.
Macedonians in Australia, also call on the Australian government in the strongest possible terms, this derogatory reference of “FYROM” must desist, we are Macedonians, the country is Macedonia, and Australia is also breaching its multicultural laws, of equality, and self-determination.
Macedonians have been part of the fabric of multicultural Australia for over 100 years.
Release by – World Macedonian Congress – Australia Chairmen,
Jim Stefanovski and Goran Kotev
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