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Stoltenberg: “This will set Skopje on its path to NATO membership”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the agreement between Athens and Skopje on the name issue, and said it “will set Skopje on its path to NATO membership.”

“This historic agreement is testament to many years of patient diplomacy, and to the willingness of these two leaders to solve a dispute which has affected the region for too long,” Stoltenberg said in a brief statement.

He called on both countries to finalize the agreement reached by the two prime ministers, adding, “This will set Skopje on its path to NATO membership. And it will help to consolidate peace and stability across the wider Western Balkans.”