Ivanov called the referendum “harmful and destructive” for the nation.
The President noted that he would not vote on the referendum.
“Even if this harmful Greek decision and the relevant constitutional amendments are adopted, the membership in NATO and EU will not come automatically,” Ivanov stressed.
The opposition party VMRO-DPMNE, which was against the signing of the agreement from the very beginning, supports the Macedonian president.
It should be noted that the referendum on the renaming of Macedonia is scheduled on September 30.
Earlier, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, stated that Macedonia would be invited to the negotiations on the membership in NATO right after the question of the renaming of the state is finally settled. Stoltenberg said that the recent agreement on the renaming of the country into the North Macedonia with Greece and the end of a long-term conflict was “a historic agreement, which provides a historic opportunity” for Skopje to join NATO.