Skopje, 11 February 2019 (MIA) – After Skopje receives the note verbale from Athens that it has ratified the Prespa Agreement and the NATO Accession Protocol, and after all conditions have been met for the Constitution to be revised in line with the final agreement, the country will officially begin using the new Republic of North Macedonia name.
The date on which the constitutional amendments and the updated constitutional law are to enter into force will be published in the Official Gazette.
The Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Grece will then send a joint letter to UN’s Secretary-General António Guterres to notify him of the date on which the final agreement will enter into force, ending the decades-long dispute between the two countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will then notify all other UN member countries and international organizations of the name change.
In the meantime, preparations are underway for the new official name of the country.
The old sign on the Government building has already been removed.
Also, within next seven days of receiving the diplomatic note from Athens, all signs in front of border crossings, state institutions, and diplomatic and consular offices are to be replaced with new ones bearing the North Macedonia name. mr/11:29