Updated: 03-Jul-2002 Week of 24-30 June 2002

27 June 2002

Full implementation of peace accords key to future of former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1)

On 27 June, Lord Robertson also visited the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1) where he met President Trajkovski, Prime Minister Georgievski, other senior government members and members of Parliament.

In his meetings, he stressed the need for the government to fully implement the provisions of the peace deal that ended last year's conflict saying that the implementation of the agreement is the key to the country's future.

NATO maintains a presence of several hundred troops in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1) - Operation Amber Fox - to contribute to the protection of international monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-opearation in Europe and the European Union, who are overseeing the implementation of the peace plan signed on 13 August 2001.

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