Macedonia could expect and invitation for NATO membership in November May 30, 2010Posted by Yilan in Macedonia, NATO.
Tags: Macedonia, NATO
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit Skopje on June 18 to check the frame of mind of the Macedonian leaders regarding the possibility for resolving the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece until November, when the NATO Summit will take place in Lisbon, Macedonian newspaper Vreme reports, quoting diplomatic sources. According to the sources, if Skopje and Athens manage to resolve the name issue before November, Macedonia would receive an invitation for NATO membership immediately.
Rasmussen’s visit is planned following the session of the Council of the European Union, during which a decision will be made whether Macedonia should be given a date for start of the pre-accession talks with EU. This means that the international factors are aware that the name issue cannot be solved immediately, but the two countries will be given a new deadline.