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Macedonia is officially renamed North Macedonia

A tank truck drives by a road sign reading "Republic of Macedonia" entering from Greece into Macedonia at Bogorodica border crossing, on Macedonia's s...
A man walks, leaving Macedonia and entering into Greece, at Bogorodica border crossing on Macedonia's southern border with Greece, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2...
A man walks next to a road sign reading "Republic of Macedonia" and a Greek border stone at Bogorodica border crossing, on Macedonia's southern border...
A man walks towards a welcome sign at Bogorodica border crossing, on Macedonia's southern border with Greece, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.  Macedonian auth...
Macedonian officials take part at a ceremony in front of the government building in Skopje, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Macedonian authorities began remov...
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev passes in front of army officers during a ceremony at the government building in Skopje, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. ...
Macedonian, right, and NATO flag wave in front of the government building during a ceremony in Skopje, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Macedonian authorities ...
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev delivers a speech in front of the NATO flag during a ceremony at the government building in Skopje, Tuesday, Feb....
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev delivers a speech in front of the NATO flag during a ceremony at the government building in Skopje, Tuesday, Feb....
Macedonian and NATO flag wave in front of the government building during a ceremony in Skopje, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Macedonian authorities began re...

A tank truck drives by a road sign reading "Republic of Macedonia" entering from Greece into Macedonia at Bogorodica border crossing, on Macedonia's s...

A man walks, leaving Macedonia and entering into Greece, at Bogorodica border crossing on Macedonia's southern border with Greece, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2...

A man walks next to a road sign reading "Republic of Macedonia" and a Greek border stone at Bogorodica border crossing, on Macedonia's southern border...

A man walks towards a welcome sign at Bogorodica border crossing, on Macedonia's southern border with Greece, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Macedonian auth...

Macedonian officials take part at a ceremony in front of the government building in Skopje, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Macedonian authorities began remov...

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev passes in front of army officers during a ceremony at the government building in Skopje, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. ...

Macedonian, right, and NATO flag wave in front of the government building during a ceremony in Skopje, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Macedonian authorities ...

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev delivers a speech in front of the NATO flag during a ceremony at the government building in Skopje, Tuesday, Feb....

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev delivers a speech in front of the NATO flag during a ceremony at the government building in Skopje, Tuesday, Feb....

Macedonian and NATO flag wave in front of the government building during a ceremony in Skopje, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Macedonian authorities began re...

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government says the country is now officially renamed North Macedonia, under an agreement to normalize relations with Greece that also allows Macedonia to enter NATO.

A government press release says as of Tuesday, the country is officially called the Republic of North Macedonia. A government official said the decision would be published in the government gazette later Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, the official said, the new name will be incorporated in official road signs — starting with one on the border with Greece. The official spoke on customary condition of anonymity.

The name change resolves a dispute with neighboring Greece that has gone back decades.


Updated : 2021-06-15 06:22 GMT+08:00