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PM Zaev: Government obliged to enable citizens to present their opinion on name agreement

As responsible politicians we have an obligation at this moment to enable to the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia to voice their opinion on the agreement for settling the name issue, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Wednesday as he handed over the document to opposition  VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski.

The long-standing name issue has prevented citizens for over 25 years to see a solution and have their saying on the matter, the PM said.

This agreement vouches for the future of Macedonia as EU, NATO member, Zaev said, urging the opposition party to offer fair chance and let the citizens to have the final word on the deal at a referendum.

‘We should all work together to enable citizens to decide on their own future,’ Zaev said.

PM Zaev also called on political stakeholders in the country to support the idea of a referendum for the sake of Macedonia’s strategic priorities – the EU, NATO membership, the government said in a press release.