NATO and North Macedonia flag to fly over Skopje gov’t headquarters on Tuesday

The NATO flag as well as the flag of North Macedonia will be raised on Tuesday in front of the government headquarters in Skopje during a ceremony that will be held on the building’s courtyard, according to an announcement issued by the government’s press office on Monday.

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will speak at the event.

Earlier on Monday, the letters spelling out the name used in FYROM until now were removed from the building while the new name, “North Macedonia”, is expected to replace them soon.

Furthermore, the implementation date of the constitutional revisions will be published in the Government Gazette.

After the ceremony, the Republic of North Macedonia and Greece will send a joint letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Gutteres, informing him of the implementation date on of the final agreement, which puts to rest a long-standing dispute between the two countries.

The next step, according to the announcement, will be for the Republic of North Macedonia to inform the United Nations General Secretariat; the UN full members-states as well as those that hold observer status; and all other international organisations of which the country is a member that its name has officially been changed.

“All of this is expected to happen within the next few days,” the announcement said.