Macedonia marks 27th anniversary of becoming UN member

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Wednesday marks the 27th anniversary of the country’s admission to the United Nations, when it became a full-fledged member of the international organization by decision of the General Assembly.

However, due to Greece’s objection of the then constitutional name – Republic of Macedonia – the new country was admitted under the provisional name of “the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.”

UN’s admission upheld the country’s legal subject internationally 19 months after the September 8, 1991 independence referendum. Formally, the will of the people for an independent state was upheld in a declaration recognizing the referendum outcome in September 17, 1991, in Macedonia’s Parliament.

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