Tsipras meets with North Macedonian PM

Tsipras Zaev

SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras underlined on Friday the need for three memoranda of cooperation between Greece and North Macedonian to be ratified at a meeting with North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.

"The Prespa Agreement is a historic Agreement, something that everyone understands now, even those that accused us," Tsipras pointed out.

"This step changed the region and we must maintain the dynamic it created for the stability and access to the EU," he added.

On his part, Zaev said: "I am coming from Brussels and Madrid and everybody talks about the Prespa Agreement because we found a special way to think and collaborate."

"This Agreement really changed the Balkans," he added.

Referring to the three memoranda, Zaev talked about "a promise" from Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

"One is for the surveillance of North Macedonia's aerial space in the context of NATO, the second on the support of the country's EU prospect and the third on the economic cooperation, after all the Prespa Agreement marks a strategic partnership," he said.

He characterised the agreement as proof that people looking to the future can move on, regardless of the political cost.

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