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Parliament to ratify FYROM’s NATO accession protocol ‘in coming days’

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Greek Parliament will ratify the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol under its new name “in the coming days,” government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Thursday, during a regular press briefing.

“What is left is the ratification of North Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol by the Greek Parliament in the coming days, and then the Foreign Ministry will send a note verbale to North Macedonia’s Foreign Ministry, thus automatically bringing into force the amendments to the [country’s] constitution and of course the name change,” he told journalists.

Tzanakopoulos described the Prespes accord which ended a decades-old diplomatic row over FYROM’s name as a “historic milestone for peace, cooperation and stability in the Balkans.”

FYROM's name will officially change to North Macedonia once the protocol has been signed.