US congratulates Greece, Macedonia over settlement of name dispute

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Washington D.C. [USA], Jan 12 (ANI): The USA on Saturday lauded the unanimous determination of the Macedonian Parliament to formally change the identify of the nation to the Republic of North Macedonia.

The USA additionally prolonged congratulations to each Greece and Macedonia following the top of the dispute between the 2 international locations over this difficulty.

A press assertion launched by the US Division of State said, “The USA congratulates Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev and welcomes the historic settlement to resolve the identify dispute.”

“This decision will profit each international locations and bolster regional safety and prosperity. Prime Ministers Zaev and Tsipras demonstrated imaginative and prescient, braveness, and persistence of their pursuit of a mutually acceptable answer. We additionally commend the dedication of UN mediator Matthew Nimetz for his steadfast efforts over greater than twenty years to finish this dispute. We stand able to help this settlement, as requested by the 2 international locations,” the assertion additional learn.

For many years, Macedonia has been making an attempt to achieve membership of the North American Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the European Union (EU). Nonetheless, Greece raised objections to the official utilization of Macedonia’s identify, arguing that it implies territorial aspirations in opposition to a northern Greek area with the identical identify.

On the similar time, Greece additionally claimed that utilizing Macedonia’s identify formally was an try and annex the traditional civilisation of Macedonia, which was a Greek Kingdom dominated by Philip II of Macedon and Alexander the Nice.

The settlement signed final 12 months on June 12 by the Macedonian lawmakers to vary the identify of the previous Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia would wipe out the final remnant of Yugoslavia’s identify from the world map. (ANI)

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