UN supports Nobel Peace prize for Greek Prime Minister

Prespes Cipras Zaev

Prespes Cipras Zaev

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed support for for the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 nomination of the Prime Ministers of Greece and North Macedonia at a meeting he had with the latter country's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrej Žernovski.

According to a government statement by North Macedonia on Tuesday, Žernovski met with Guterres in Geneva. Both Prime Ministers, Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, have been nominated for the prestigious annual prize for signing the Prespes Agreement resolving a long-standing issue between the two countries.

Guterres, the statement said, said the Agreement was of outstanding significance in the region and Europe, and that it represented a great success also for the United Nations, the European Union and NATO.

Žernovski is in Geneva to attend the 40th meeting of the UN Council on human rights.