Statement by the NATO Secretary General on ICJ ruling

  • Press Release (2011) 151
  • Issued on 05 Dec. 2011
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  • Last updated: 19 Dec. 2011 09:42

I take note that the International Court of Justice has issued its ruling on a bilateral issue between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹.

Press conference by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

The ruling does not affect the decision taken by NATO Allies at the Bucharest summit in 2008.  We agreed that an invitation will be extended to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1 as soon as a mutually acceptable solution to the name issue has been reached. This decision was reiterated at subsequent summit and ministerial meetings.

1. Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.