The president of North Macedonia is making the country’s first state visit to Greece
The president of 北马其顿 paid the country’s first state visit to Greece on Tuesday as the neighboring nations continue working to move past decades-old disputes.
The former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia declared independence in 1991 but only normalized relations with Greece in 2018 after agreeing to change its name to North Macedonia to address Athens’ concerns for its own northern region of Macedonia.
North Macedonia and five other western Balkan countries – Albania, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo – are all seeking EU membership, but existing members are divided on the timetable of the 27-nation bloc’s expansion.
The leaders of the six Balkans countries are set to join an EU summit meeting in Slovenia 在星期三.