Macedonian President refuses to sign agreement on changing country’s name

Macedonia’s President Gjorge Ivanov has refused to sign an agreement on changing the country’s name to resolve a dispute with Greece.

This month the foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia agreed to rename the tiny ex-Yugoslav republic as Republic of North Macedonia, resolving a decades-old dispute.

President Ivanov said he had no mandate to sign the agreement, which violated the constitution of Macedonia, and made Macedonia dependent on a third party, i.e. Greece.

The president’s refusal to sign is unlikely to block the agreement by itself.

Source: Radio Pakistan


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