The US continue to Support the Negotiations for Macedonia’s Name Dispute

Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs said that the US continues to provide assistance to Macedonia to overcome the difficulties with Greece and to reach an agreement for its name.

 

This happened on Tuesday during a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC, outlining the Trump Administration’s strategy in Europe.  He emphasized that about the name problem the US is in line with the position of the European Union. At the same time, he added that such an agreement will allow Skopje to join NATO.

“The U.S. continues to play a silent role, but together with the EU and Germany, we encourage a solution to this deadlock, to see FYROM become a member of NATO” were his words. Meanwhile, Macedonian authorities hope that they will be able to resolve the problem before the EU summit in late June and the NATO summit in mid-July.

At the same time in both countries, Greece and Macedonia, thousands of people protested against the negotiations.

Furthermore, in his speech, Mitchell also pointed out that the United States continues to be committed and to work for solving the problems of the Western Balkans. According to him, a lot of the existing problems in the region would not be solved in the near future but still, there is some kind of progress.

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