• Monday, 17 June 2024

Gerapetritis: Greek government reacted swiftly and internationalized the issue following Siljanovska's inauguration

Gerapetritis: Greek government reacted swiftly and internationalized the issue following Siljanovska's inauguration

Athens, 17 May 2024 (MIA) - The Greek government swiftly reacted to the inauguration of the new President of North Macedonia. Within a matter of hours, the President of the European Commission, the President of the European Council, the spokesperson for the European Union, as well as representatives from NATO and numerous other countries, were activated. This rapid response was attributed to Greece's proactive foreign policy, which effectively internationalized the issue. We will continue to pursue this strategy, stated Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis this morning, as reported by MIA's correspondent in Athens.

Foreign Minister Gerapetritis in Parliament responded to a parliamentary question from the Victory party concerning the conversion of the Chora monastery in Turkey into a mosque by Turkish authorities. However, the representative of the small far-right party also raised other questions related to foreign policy, including the Prespa Agreement.

“The Prespa Agreement is a treaty fraught with significant problems, but it represents international law that we must respect because, according to the Constitution, it supersedes any other legal provision,” Gerapetritis said.

At the same time, the Greek Foreign Minister categorically denied media reports alleging his involvement in drafting the Prespa Agreement.

“Not only did I have no involvement, but I wouldn't have been able to participate for a simple reason as I fundamentally disagree with the Prespa Agreement, which is a legal text fraught with significant problems that are becoming evident over time,” Gerapetritis noted.

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