Secretary Pompeo’s Call With President of North Macedonia Pendarovski

Office of the Spokesperson

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with North Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski today to congratulate him on North Macedonia’s accession into NATO and on the EU’s decision to open accession negotiations — two historic events that the 2018 Prespa Agreement made possible. Secretary Pompeo commended President Pendarovski and the Government of North Macedonia for their leadership in securing these milestones, which the United States believes will lead to greater stability and prosperity in the Western Balkans. The Secretary and President Pendarovski also discussed worldwide efforts to combat COVID-19; the Secretary expressed continued U.S. support to the people of North Macedonia during the crisis.