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Israel lauds Greek lawmakers’ ratification of Macedonia name change

The Foreign Ministry releases a statement congratulating Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Greek President Alexis Tsipras after lawmakers in Athens ratified a landmark name change deal with neighboring Macedonia.

The agreement “will advance peace and stability in the Balkans,” the Foreign Ministry says.

Early this month, Macedonia’s parliament backed a constitutional revision to change the country’s name to the Republic of North Macedonia. But for the deal to go through, the change had to also be approved by Greek MPs.

 

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