German FM Maas Calls on Citizens to Use Right to Vote at Referendum

I hope that all Macedonians on 30 September will use their right and vote at the referendum. You have at your reach a historic chance to resolve the name issue and open up the European prospects of Macedonia. The decision is in the hands of citizens, German FM Heiko Maas told a joint press conference with his host FM Nikola Dimitrov. According to him, the name spat resolution is major step in the direction towards Europe. “Macedonia could launch EU negotiations next year,” said Maas, adding it was joint European interest for this to happen. FM Dimitrov noted that with the visit of German officials there can be no clearer signal about the German support founded on the reason that Berlin has recognised the commitment of Macedonia to solve its own problems and move forward. During the visit of the German FM interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and German Ambassador to Macedonia H.E. Thomas Gerberich signed a Declaration for recognition and replacement of driver’s licenses between the two countries.