Duncan: The referendum determines Macedonia’s future for the next decades

We are here at the moment that is very important for the country and I can say that the agreement signed between Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev is a remarkable step for the future of Macedonia, said Sir Alan Duncan, Minister for Europe and the Americas.

“I hope that the people will participate in the referendum on September 30. I consider that it will be significant step forward for Macedonia and I believe that everyone, especially young people will show interest for the decision. This is a decision for you and I as minister of another country cannot tell you what to do, but I can ask you to participate in the referendum. Young people should realize that it is about their future and to understand that it is a step forward that will allow Macedonia to join other countries in NATO and the EU,” said Duncan after signing a memorandum for drafting an energy strategy for the next 30 years with Deputy PM for Economic Affairs Koco Angjusev.

He stressed that he hopes the referendum will be successful and a “clear decision” will be taken that will determine Macedonia’s future for the next decades.

Sir Alan Duncan, Minister for Europe and the Americas is paying a visit to Macedonia to underline the UK’s commitment to playing an active and supportive role in the Western Balkans