Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Macedonia signed the NATO accession protocol, after resolving the 28-year name crisis with Greece,
Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov signed the accession protocol at a ceremony in the NATO headquarters. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and permanent representatives of the other member countries were also present at the ceremony.
The accession protocol will enter into force after being approved by all NATO member states' parliaments. Macedonia will participate in NATO meetings as invited status until the protocol is officially in force.
According to the Prespa Agreement signed between Macedonia and Greece, after Greece signed and ratified the accession protocol, Macedonia's official name would be "Northern Macedonia".