Athens and Skopje are close to resolving the name issue, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told a May 30 news conference in Skopje, on the occasion of his government’s one-year in office.
“We have never been closer to finding a solution to the name issue than we are today, while friendship between the peoples of the two countries is stronger than ever.”
The agreement confirms the existence of a Macedonian language and shapes the identity, Zaev said. He reiterated that the solution to be promoted would be put to a national referendum, which he placed near the end of September and early October.
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