Decree puts new North Macedonia name on army uniforms

North Macedonia's president says he has signed a decree renaming the army to correspond with the new name the country took in February to end a decades-long dispute with neighboring Greece

President Stevo Pendarovski said Thursday the decree specifies that army uniforms will now bear the name "Army of the Republic of North Macedonia."

Pendarovski serves as supreme commander of the armed forces as part of the largely ceremonial presidency he assumed in May.

Greece had insisted since the early 1990s that the country's name implied territorial claims on its own Macedonia province.