Prespes Agreement an important legacy of my tenure in office, says PM Tsipras

Resolving the name issue with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) through the Prespes Agreement “is one of the most important legacies of my tenure so far,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told reporter Elli Stai on the central news programme of Open TV on Wednesday evening.

The issue, Tsipras said, had been unresolved for the past 27 years due to the inertia of previous governments, and had become a burden in Greece’s role in the region.

If the completion of the loan adjustment programme and the exit from the crisis is the greatest achievement of his tenure, Tsipras said, the upgrading of Greece’s role is the second most important one.

The Prespes Agreement “leaves no room for future nationalist leaders” in the neighbouring country, the Greek premier said, adding that “Greece gains nothing by keeping an open front with the neighbouring country, and by wasting diplomatic capital.”

Source ANA-MPA
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