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US State Department: US welcomes historic agreement to resolve the name dispute

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The United States congratulates Prime Ministers Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras and welcomes the historic agreement to resolve the name dispute. This resolution will benefit both countries and bolster regional security and prosperity. Prime Ministers Zaev and Tsipras demonstrated vision, courage, and persistence in their pursuit of a mutually acceptable solution, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert stated.

We stand ready to support this agreement, as requested by the two countries, Nauert also said in the press statement, VOA Macedonian Service reports.

Washington also commended the commitment of UN mediator Matthew Nimetz for his steadfast efforts over more than two decades to end this dispute.