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North Macedonia joined NATO under constitutional name, Alliance official tells ANA-MPA

North Macedonia joined NATO under constitutional name, Alliance official tells ANA-MPA

Athens, 14 May 2024 (MIA) - North Macedonia joined NATO under its constitutional name and is represented by that name, a NATO official told Greek news agency ANA-MPA, MIA reports from Athens.

Thye statement comes after President Gordana Siljanovska Davkova failed to use the constitutional name during her swearing-in ceremony.

The NATO official says North Macedonia is a valued ally that significantly contributes to the Alliance's collective security, noting its troops' deployment in Kosovo, Iraq, multinational battlegroups in Latvia, Bulgaria and Romania.

"The Prespa Agreement paved the way for North Macedonia’s accession to NATO and contributed to good neighbourly relations, which are important to maintain between allies. North Macedonia joined the Alliance under its constitutional name, and is represented in NATO by that name," he said.