US welcomes Macedonia name dispute deal

The US has congratulated PMs Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev and "welcomed the historic agreement to resolve the (Macedonia) name dispute."

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The US State Department said this in a press release issued after the deal was announced.

"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," the press release said.

"We also commend the commitment of UN mediator Matthew Nimetz for his steadfast efforts over more than two decades to end this dispute. We stand ready to support this agreement, as requested by the two countries," the US State Department said.

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