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Macedonia:Council of Europe welcomes agreement Athens-Skopje

Pace president Nicoletti congratulates leaders, very good news

13 June, 18:11
(ANSA) - STRASBOURG, 13 JUN - "This is very good news," said Michele Nicoletti, president of the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe (Pace), welcoming the agreement reached between the authorities in Athens and Skopje over the "name issue" which has divided the two countries for many years. "I congratulate the leaders of both countries on showing the flexibility and good sense to find a compromise on this difficult issue" he added, underlining that "over the years, the assembly has encouraged the two states to reach agreement, and supported the process of dialogue". "I am confident that this agreement will contribute to further strengthening regional stability in South-Eastern Europe, as well as allow our member States in the region to deepen co-operation and move forward with the European integration agenda," concluded the president of Pace. (ANSA)
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