Greece and Macedonia reached today a historic deal. After numerous negotiations between the two parties, the two Prime Ministers Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras formalized the accord for the new name of the neighboring country. From today it will be called the Republic of Northern Macedonia. The deal resolves the 27-year dispute over FYROM between the two countries, an issue that paves Macedonia’s way to NATO and EU. Until finalization, the ratification of the agreement by parliament and the change of the Macedonian constitution are expected. Following the agreement between the neighboring countries, the President of the Republic Ilir Meta, Prime Minister Edi Rama and Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati welcomed the agreement as they congratulated the two counterparts, Tsipras and Zaev.
Mr. Meta expressed his congratulations on reaching this historic agreement and said that it comes to the long-awaited moment as a clear Euro-Atlantic perspective for the region. Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati, reacted after the agreement reached between Greece and Macedonia, through a post on the social network “Twitter”, the head of the Albanian diplomacy Bushati writes that “despite all the peculiarities, diplomacy works”.