Answering a journalist question about the ancient monuments that were part of the Skopje 2014 project, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that the dilemmas on this issue will soon be closed and that they belong in the ancient Greek history.
I believe that by starting the implementation of the agreement and the climate of trust between the two countries, we will be able to convince everyone in the positive results of the agreement. We faced fake news, but when we create new jobs, when we increase the influx of tourists and the like, then gradually everyone will understand the damage of the past decades when we could not solve our disputes. As regards trademarks, there will be an expert group under the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that will try to solve those problems. The Committee will also discuss archeological issues in the field of culture. The monuments from ancient Macedonia and their deployment and naming will clarify that they are part of the ancient Greek history. These monuments belong to the world, they are part of the world heritage, we will be glad when you name the monuments. Chalkidiki is my favorite tourist destination, and Zoran’s too, Tsipras said.