“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,” White said in a statement. “We strongly support implementing this agreement.”
The Trump administration remains “unwavering” in its commitment to a strong bilateral defense relationship with Macedonia, which was a strong contributor to the NATO mission in Afghanistan and regional security in the Western Balkans, White said.
“We support our Macedonian friends as they chart their own course to achieve peace and prosperity for their people,” she said.
If the country does change its name, it will allow Macedonia to become a member of the European Union and NATO, because prior to the agreement, the process was blocked by Greece, which expressed concerns that Skopje might try to claim Greece’s own region of the same name.