North Macedonia, Greece boost economic ties after dispute

After the dispute over the name change ended, the two countries are seeking to improve trade that was reduced for years.

For three decades, Greece and North Macedonia have fought over which name the latter would adopt, and the Greek claim to Alexander the Great as its national hero.

During that time, their economic ties have quietly grown.

Now that political issues have been laid to rest, the two countries are discovering that a close economic relationship could be the basis for a future friendship.

Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from Skopje.