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Christos Christodoulou

Greece and North Macedonia signed a technical agreement on Monday authorising Greek fighter jets to patrol the neighbouring country’s airspace.

The agreement was signed by the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff General, Christos Christodoulou and the Republic of North Macedonia’s Chief of Defence Lieutenant General, Vasko Gjurchinovski, at the headquarters of the 3rd Army Corps, in Thessaloniki.

Main opposition party SYRIZA’s shadow Defence Minister Thodoris Dritsas called the signing of the agreement “extremely important,” and continued to say that “the message of this technical agreement is historic, in both substance and symbolism,” he noted.

“The implementation of the Prespes Agreement accelerates positive developments in the region of south-eastern Europe and beyond,” he added.

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