Palmer: Citizens of Macedonia to Seize Opportunity to Vote at Referendum

Matthew Palmer, US Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, voiced belief Wednesday that the citizens of Macedonia would seize the opportunity and express their opinion at the upcoming referendum, which bears historic significance for the country’s future. “In the conversations I’ve had I’ve emphasized the US support for the Prespa Agreement and for Macedonia’s future as a member of NATO and the European Union. Macedonia has received an invitation to NATO, which is a historic achievement, and there is a clear sign-posted path forward to the opening of the accession negotiations with the EU,” Palmer told reporters after his meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Clearly, he said, the referendum on 30 September will be an important date that will give Macedonian public an opportunity to voice their views on the agreement.

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