President Ivanov addresses the UN General Assembly

President Ivanov addresses the UN General Assembly

FYROM’s president, Djordje Ivanov has addressed the UN General Assembly today. In his address, Ivanov said that through the Prespa agreement, Greece is forcing FYROM to adopt a new name. He reiterated his stance that he will not vote in the referendum, while calling on the citizens of the country to make the right decision.

“As a citizen, I took my decision and I will not vote. I am confident that my fellow countrymen will also take a wise decision”, Ivanov said in his address, stressing that this contest has very damaging effect for the country and the citizens.

According to him, if the referendum is successful, then FYROM will only be a state in name and not in essence. In case people vote against the new name, then according to Ivanov, new opportunities will open up for the solution of the dispute, in line with international law and the principle of self determination. /ibna/