Vice President Mike Pence congratulated Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the historic agreement with Skopje to resolve the long-standing name issue. He offered U.S. support for the agreement and its sustainable, successful implementation, and praised Prime Minister Tsipras’s leadership and courage in reaching this agreement, which will bolster the region’s prosperity and stability. Vice President Pence also discussed the upcoming Thessaloniki International Fair, which will feature the United States as the honored country.
Vice President Mike Pence spoke also with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of the Republic of “Macedonia” to congratulate him on the historic agreement with Greece to resolve the long-standing name issue between the two countries. He welcomed the positive decision by the European Council on a path to open accession negotiations in June 2019 and reaffirmed U.S. support for Macedonia’s membership in NATO and the EU. Vice President Pence praised Prime Minister Zaev’s leadership, courage and commitment to peace and stability in the region, and offered U.S. support for the name agreement and its successful implementation./IBNA