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Greece, N. Macedonia upgrade diplomatic missions to embassies after name deal

Greece, N. Macedonia upgrade diplomatic missions to embassies after name deal

Greece has upgraded its diplomatic mission to North Macedonia’s capital of Skopje to an embassy. The move followed a deal to normalize relations with its neighbor – which renamed itself from Macedonia.

The Foreign Ministry in Athens said on Friday it is also upgrading its representation in North Macedonia’s southern town of Bitola to a general consulate.

North Macedonia has upgraded its mission in Athens to an embassy and in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki to a general consulate, AP reported.

The name deal cleared the way for North Macedonia to join NATO and, potentially, the EU.