Original title: Macedonia finally received NATO invitation, but also referendum to change the name of the country.
Overseas network July 12, according to Reuters reports, 11, local time, NATO leaders formally invited Macedonia to join NATO, before entering the negotiations. If negotiations succeed, Macedonia will become the thirtieth member of NATO. However, Macedonian nationals must support a renamed agreement with Greece in a referendum. Under the agreement, the official name of Macedonia will be changed to "the North Macedonia".
Because of the name of the country, Greece and Macedonia had been quarrelling for more than 20 years. Because of this dispute, Greece, a member of NATO, has been opposed to Macedonia's accession.
Originally, the Republic of Macedonia was called the Republic of Macedonia, and it unified the internal and external views. But in neighboring Greece, the country's name implies that Macedonia has a territorial claim on the northern part of Macedonia, so Macedonia is required to change its name.
In June 17th this year, Macedonia Prime Minister Zaev and the Greek government finally reached an agreement to change the name of the country to "the North Macedonia". However, Ivanov, President of Macedonia, refused to sign the agreement on the grounds of "violation of the constitution".
In this regard, the Prime Minister of Macedonia will hold a referendum in September or October. At that time, if Macedonian nationals supported the agreement, the new Macedonian Republic of North Macedonia would be included in the constitution. (overseas network / Liu Qiang)
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