State Department: Historical agreement will benefit both countries


       
Washington, 13 June, 2018 - 19:37 (META) 

The State Department congratulated the prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia today, regarding the resolution of the name dispute, saying they demonstrated vision and courage.

“The United States congratulates Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev and welcomes the historic agreement to resolve the name dispute. This resolution will benefit both countries and bolster regional security and prosperity. Prime Ministers Zaev and Tsipras demonstrated vision, courage, and persistence in their pursuit of a mutually acceptable solution. We also commend the commitment of UN mediator Matthew Nimetz for his steadfast efforts over more than two decades to end this dispute.” Reads the statement by the State Department.

The signing of the agreement was also welcomed yesterday by UN mediator Matthew Nimetz, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, President of the European Donald Tusk, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.