NATO responds to ICJ ruling on Macedonia dispute

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at NATO HQ, October 21, 2011

From Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO:  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 Macedonia.

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 Macedonia as soon as a mutually acceptable solution to the name issue has been reached. This decision was reiterated at subsequent summit and ministerial meetings.

Statement by NATO Secretary General Andres Fogh Rasmussen on ICJ ruling.   (photo: NATO)

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