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Greece has international obligation to ratify Prespa Agreement: spokesman


Greece will ratify the Prespa Agreement because it respects its partner and also its international obligations, said spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos.

“The country has an international obligation to ratify the deal after the neighboring country concludes its processes. It will be done by the government respecting its partner and also its international obligations. Everything else is temporary scenarios. I’m strongly confident that the whole process will be unhindered and that we can overcome all difficulties, always being respectful of different opinions within the government,” the Greek government spokesman told an interview with a Greek TV.

Tzanakopoulos, who also serves as minister without portfolio, said he was confident that the Greek Parliament will muster a majority to pass the Prespa Agreement, MIA’s Athens correspondent reported.

“In my opinion, there is no scenario not to pass the agreement, not to ratify it given the fact that Mr. Mitsotakis had said he wouldn’t do anything except to respect the Prespa Agreement if it is passed,” Tzanakopoulos said.

The spokesman also said he wished the two processes, both referendum and constitutional changes, had been completed successfully in Macedonia, followed by a green light also by the Greek Parliament.