During a hearing of the US Helsinki Commission on OSCE, the outgoing Assistant Secretary of State for Europe Philip Reeker praised Zoran Zaev’s Prespa treaty and the fact that Macedonia joined NATO.

As far as NATO, I mentioned earlier that last week we also had the NATO ministerial, against virtually. We can celebrate the fact that even in a year of Covid pandemic we were able to bring in (North) Macedonia as the 30th ally, the 30th member of NATO and that is a huge step forward following on from the historic Prespa agreement which showed not only true and inspired leadership on the part of (North) Macedonia and Greece to resolve long standing issues there but it also showcased the importance of US diplomacy in supporting that effort, said Reeker, who is a former US Ambassador to Macedonia.