June 12, 2018 / 4:59 PM / in 6 months

Greece says agreed to recognize Macedonia as 'Republic of North Macedonia'

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves the Presidential Palace following his meeting with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos (not pictured) in Athens, Greece, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has agreed to recognize Macedonia under the name ‘Republic of North Macedonia or “Severna Macedonja”, a Greek government official said on Tuesday.

Athens and Skopje have reached a deal to settle a long running dispute over the name of the former Yugoslav Republic’s name, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said earlier on Tuesday.

Reporting by Renee Maltezou

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