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US Senate approves North Macedonia to NATO
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 10/23/2019 1:13:49 PM
US Senate approves North Macedonia to NATO

Washington: The US Senate overwhelmingly approved North Macedonia's accession to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation).On Tuesday, Senators voted 91 to 2 to ratify North Macedonia as the alliance's 30th member state. According to US media, the two "no" votes came from Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah. Several Democrats running for president were absent for the vote, Efe news reported.

The former Yugoslav republic has sought the NATO membership for long, but Greece blocked its effort over the constitutional name of the Republic of Macedonia, fearing that the name indicates territorial ambitions over the northern Greek province of Macedonia.Macedonia and Greece resolved the name dispute by signing the UN-brokered Prespa Agreement in June 2018, paving the way for the latter's NATO membership.

The Permanent Representatives of 29 NATO member states signed the protocol on Macedonia's accession in Brussels this February. Macedonia changed its official name to the Republic of North Macedonia later that month as the Prespa Agreement went into effect.North Macedonia is expected to formally join the alliance at the NATO summit in December in London.




भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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