North Macedonia will reap “huge economic benefits” from its name-change deal with Greece, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told AFP Monday.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pays an official visit to Skopje, bringing dozens of businessmen with him.
“Big companies with billions in annual revenues are coming,” Zaev told AFP ahead of the meeting, citing Greece’s Motor Oil, a petroleum company, and Mytilineos, an industrial conglomerate, as among those who will join the two premiers at a business forum on Tuesday.
Greek companies have already promised to invest more than “500 million euros” ($560 million) in North Macedonia’s energy sector, plus other investments in concrete and agriculture, he said.
“The Republic of North Macedonia will have huge economic benefits from the deal that I believe will be seen in every area of the economy,” Zaev said.