President welcomes ratification of ‘name deal’

 PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier today welcomed the ratification by the Hellenic Parliament of the “Prespa Agreement” reached on 17 June 2018 between Skopje and Athens.

“This is a historic moment, and I wish to commend Prime Minister Zaev and Prime Minister Tsipras for their leadership on this issue, as well as parliamentarians in both Skopje and Athens for their determination and courage in solving a long-standing bilateral dispute that has been poisoning relations between the two countries for so many years,” she said.

“The ratification of this agreement opens the possibility for a new era of stability for the whole region and sets an important example of reconciliation and responsibility. It will benefit those living in the two countries, in the region, and Europe as a whole.”