MACE­DO­NIA GETS NEW NAME

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

SKOPJE: Mace­do­nia’s govern­ment has struck an agree­ment with Greece to change the coun­try’s name, bring­ing an end to a dis­pute be­tween the two na­tions. Greece has long ob­jected to the use of the name Mace­do­nia be­cause it was shared by the an­cient Greek king­dom ruled by Alexan­der of Mace­don, and is also used by an ad­ja­cent Greek re­gion. Un­der the deal, the name Repub­lic of North­ern Mace­do­nia would be used both in­ter­nally by the govern­ment in Skopje and ex­ter­nally when con­duct­ing for­eign af­fairs. – The In­de­pen­dent

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.