Stoltenberg: Macedonia must change Name before NATO invitation

Stoltenberg says Invitation to NATO membership for Skopjes government once the Treaty with Greece is fulfilled.

NATO leaders have formally invited Macedonia to start membership talks with the alliance, while cautioning that it can't be completed until the name issue is resolved.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, if the agreement with Greece will be fullfilled, Skopje will be asked to begin accession negotiations with NATO. 

Stoltenberg stated at Tuesday’s conference ahead of the two-day Summit in Brussels, Macedonia will become a NATO member using the new name Republic of Northern Macedonia.

NATO said on Wednesday also that "solution of the name issue is a condition for a successful conclusion of the accession process.


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