ATHENS, Greece | UN envoy hails Macedonia’s ratification of name deal

12Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

ATHENS, Greece— Jan 12, 2019—A U.N. envoy has congratulated Macedonia after its parliament approved a deal with Greece that will rename the country North Macedonia.

Matthew Nimetz said in a statement that the agreement, which remains to be ratified by Greece, paves the way for “a firmer basis for peace and security in the Balkans.”

The agreement on changing the name comes after a 27-year dispute, with Greece complaining that the name Macedonia implies claims on Greece’s own territory and cultural heritage.

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