Lithuania welcomes deal on Macedonia's name change

  • 2019-01-25
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuania welcomed on Friday a historic deal between Greece and Macedonia to change the latter's name.  

"This is an example showing that reconciliation between different nations is possible despite long-standing disagreements," the Foreign Ministry said in a press release after the Greek parliament rarified the deal to rename Macedonia as North Macedonia.   

The ratification of the so-called Prespa Agreement, which was signed in Skopje last June, paves the way for Macedonia to join NATO and the European Union.