“Britain’s prime minister has urged Macedonia and Greece to show courage in ongoing efforts to resolve a dispute over Macedonia’s name, which has frustrated the country’s aspirations to join NATO and the European Union.
British Prime Minister Theresa May says a solution will require a willingness to make difficult decisions. She spoke after talks Thursday in Skopje with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.
Macedonia and Greece have been at odds over the small Balkan country’s name for the past 27 years. Greece says it implies territorial claims on its own northern province with the same name, and on ancient Greek history. Macedonia denies that.” (ABC News)
“President of the Republic of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov has been awarded the ‘Friend of Azerbaijan’ Golden Order instituted by the international magazine ‘My Azerbaijan.’
Editor-in-chief of the magazine Emil Nasirli presented the order to the Macedonian President at his residence in Skopje.
President Gjorge Ivanov thanked the editorial board and staff of “My Azerbaijan” international magazine for honoring him with the high award.
The Macedonian President hailed Azerbaijan`s efforts to strengthen the bilateral relations and cooperation with Macedonia, noting the importance of strengthening and getting the maximum benefit of partnership.” (Azertag)