FYROM sends diplomatic note to Greece over ratification of Prespes Agreement

The government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) sent a note verbale to Greece informing the country that their domestic processes related to the terms of the Prespes Agreement have been completed.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras advised Parliament that the said Note Verbale had arrived from FYROM and told Mitsotakis there will be plenty of time to discuss it. He also challenged him to a TV channel of his choice.

The note verbale, he said, will clarify certain things in the most explicit and unquestionable way.

“What do our neighbours clarify in this document, which is legally binding and repeats the terms of the Agreement?” Tsipras asked. “First, that the term ‘nationality’ refers exclusively to citizenship and neither declares nor presupposes the issue of ethnicity,” he continued. “Second, that the language of our neighbours, as referred to in the Agreement and recognised by the UN conference of 1977 belongs to the group of South Slavic languages.”

“So what do we have here, Mr Mitsotakis? The full and complete deconstruction of the excuses you discovered in order to hide from the historical obligation allotted to you and your party,” Tsipras concluded.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.