Zoran Zaev met with the newly elected Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis in New York, during the United Nations General Assembly. According to Zaev Government sources, Mitsotakis told Zaev that he will upheld the Prespa treaty, which imposes the name of “North Macedonia” on the Republic of Macedonia.

Mitsotakis opposed the treaty as opposition leader, but since assuming power he announced that he will try to limit some of its defects, but will overall respect it. Mitsotakis also reportedly told Zaev that Greece will support the opening of EU accession talks with “North Macedonia”.

The Greek Prime Minister expressed his support for the opening of EU accession talks, and emphasized that full and timely implementation of the Prespa treaty is key to advance the relations and to ensure the European perspective of North Macedonia, Zaev’s Government informed.

According to Greek media outlets, Mitsotakis said that he opposed the treaty, but that now he is bound to respect it.