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Pompeo and the Foreign Minister of Macedonia have discussed a referendum on renaming of the country - RIA Novosti, 8/22/2018


WASHINGTON, 22 Aug — RIA Novosti. The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Foreign Minister of Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov have discussed a referendum on renaming of the Balkan country, the official State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert.© of AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski President of Macedonia has reported in the statement I called the contract with Greece "legal suicide" according to her, Pompeo at a meeting with Dimitrov has supported on August 21 the agreement of Macedonia and Greece on settlement of a dispute on the name. "The Secretary of State and the Minister of Foreign Affairs have discussed the subsequent steps to implementation of the agreement, including the referendum which is coming on September 30" — I have said Nauert. Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Kotzias and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov in June have signed the agreement on the new constitutional name of the country — the Republic Northern Macedonia. The dispute on the name continuing over 25 years between Greece and Macedonia prevented reception of the last in NATO and the European Union. Greece demanded to change the name of the neighboring country, stating that otherwise there is an impression about claims of the state of Macedonia for the Greek area of the same name.

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