NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg insists that NATO members will consult and decide together on when to leave Afghanistan, after US President Donald Trump vowed to bring American troops home by Christmas. He was speaking during a news conference after talks with North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. SOUNDBITE
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Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev welcomes Greek Prime minister Alexis Tsipras to Skopje on his first visit after resolving a 27-year row over North Macedonia’s name. It is the first official visit by a Greek prime minister since the former Yugoslav republic declared independence in 1991, kicking off the name row that roiled diplomatic ties for nearly three decades as the neighbours tussled for ownership of the name Macedonia and its cultural heritage. IMAGES of Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras
North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says his country is welcoming “big (Greek) companies with billions in annual revenues” after its name-change deal with Greece, on the eve of a landmark visit from his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras in Skopje.
Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz welcomes the Prime Minister of the Republic of Northern Macedonia in Vienna. Zaev’s trip comes just days after Greek lawmakers voted to approve a deal that entails the renaming of the country to “Northern Macedonia”, settling a decades-old dispute. IMAGES of the handshake between Zoran Zaev and Sebastian Kurz
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev calls on Greece to end their nations’ decades-long dispute by ratifying the deal to rename his country “The Republic of North Macedonia”.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev meet for bilateral talks on the naming issue of Macedonia ahead of the EU-Balkans summit. IMAGES