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Secretary-General Congratulates Greece, North Macedonia on Historic Agreement to Resolve Long-Standing Dispute

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the Prespa Agreement, issued today:

Dear friends, I am very pleased to congratulate the leadership and people of Greece and North Macedonia on the historic agreement to resolve the long-standing dispute between them through negotiations under UN auspices. 

This shows that even seemingly intractable issues can be resolved through dialogue and political will. 

I sincerely hope that this achievement will inspire other leaders and stakeholders to take genuine steps to solve conflicts in Europe and beyond.  Thank you.

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