Immediate Release

Statement by Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Ms. Dana W. White on Macedonia’s Referendum on the Prespa Agreement

Oct. 1, 2018

The United States welcomes the positive results of Macedonia’s consultative referendum in which the citizens of Macedonia accepted the Prespa Agreement between Macedonia and Greece. We strongly support implementing this agreement and stand by the government in Skopje as they ultimately determine their country’s fate during this historical moment.

The United States remains unwavering in our commitment to the strong bilateral defense relationship we have built with Macedonia, a strong contributor to the NATO mission in Afghanistan and regional security and cooperation enhancement initiatives in the Western Balkans.

We support our Macedonian friends as they chart their own course to achieve peace and prosperity for their people.