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Foreign Secretary statement on Macedonian vote
A statement given recently (11 January 2019) from the Foreign Secretary on the decision of the Macedonian Parliament to implement the Prespa Agreement.
Recently, Macedonia’s Parliament voted in favour of amendments to the country’s constitution to implement the Prespa Agreement. We look forward to the Agreement being ratified by the Greek Parliament. This will end a long-standing dispute between the two countries and open the way for Macedonia to progress towards NATO and EU membership.
Following the historic result, Foreign Secretary recently said:
The UK strongly welcomes the vote in Macedonia’s Parliament today in favour of implementing the Prespa Agreement. This is an historic moment for Macedonia.
This marks a major step towards resolving the long-standing Name Issue with Greece, and brings the country closer to a more secure, stable and prosperous future at the heart of the Euro-Atlantic community.
Implementation of the Agreement will unlock greater opportunities for Macedonia’s young people and demonstrates what can be achieved with courage, determination and a vision for the future.
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