U.S. Vice President Mike Pence conveyed his strong support of the Prespa agreement between Greece and FYROM, during a meeting in Washington with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.
According to a press release by the White House, the Vice President congratulated Zaev on the “historic” deal to resolve the long-standing name issue between the two countries and thanked him for his leadership in securing the agreement.
Pence expressed his strong support for the Prespa Agreement, which, once implemented, will “lead to greater security and prosperity for the entire region”.
The Vice President and the Prime Minister discussed the next steps in implementation of the agreement, including the upcoming September 30 referendum and the importance for all citizens to vote at this critical juncture for the country’s future.
Welcomed PM @Zoran_Zaev to @WhiteHouse. Reaffirmed strong support for the historic agreement resolving the name issue with Greece. Implementing this agreement will lead to greater security in the region. pic.twitter.com/vHI15WDm4k
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) September 20, 2018
“This meeting with vice president Pence comes at a key moment for the Republic of Macedonia. Vice president Pence encouraged us and congratulated us on the agreement reached in Prespa”, Zaev posted after the meeting.