first_img Media enquiries Both sides have now taken the necessary steps to make the Prespa Agreement effective. Her Majesty’s Government congratulates the Governments of the Hellenic Republic and Republic of North Macedonia on their courage and determination in ending this long-standing bilateral dispute. This is an historic moment for both countries.We look forward to working with North Macedonia and Greece both bilaterally and through the North Atlantic Alliance in the interests of European security. Following ratification of the Prespa Agreement, the Secretary General of the United Nations has been informed by the governments of Greece and Macedonia that the Prespa Agreement is now effective.The UK Government has received a request from the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia to adopt and use the name and terminologies referred to in Article 1 (3) of the Prespa Agreement.The UK Government will henceforth refer to Macedonia as the Republic of North Macedonia.Following the conclusion of this historic agreement, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Email [email protected] Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter and Facebookcenter_img Newsdesk For journalists Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @Jeremy_Hunt and Facebook All the latest news is available on the Foreign Office page of the gov.uk website at: www.gov.uk/fcoSubscribe to the announcements feed or email alerts to get our latest news and announcementslast_img

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