Macedonia’s government has said the country is now officially renamed North Macedonia, under an agreement to normalise relations with Greece that also allows the country to enter Nato.
A government press release said, as of Tuesday, the country is officially called the Republic of North Macedonia.
A government official said the decision would be published in the government gazette later on Tuesday.
As of Wednesday, the official said, the new name will be incorporated in official road signs, starting with one on the border with Greece.
We have just exchanged the final note verbale: Prespa Agreement enters into force! May today be the beginning of a long friendship between Greece and North Macedonia. We can’t change our past, but we can and we will shape our future of friendship, partnership and cooperation.— Nikola Dimitrov (@Dimitrov_Nikola) February 12, 2019
The name change resolves a dispute with neighbouring Greece that has gone back decades.
- Press Association