Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras criticized the current Greek government and Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for delaying the ratification of three memoranda of cooperation with North Macedonia indefinitely despite Mitsotakis saying he abided by the Prespa Agreement, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports.
Speaking at a party event in Thessaloniki, Tsipras said “Mitsotakis, together with the city’s dark establishment, the radical right and even the neo-Nazis opposed the agreement that provided a fair and sustainable solution to the problem created by his party.”
“And I really wonder: Where are they now, all those people who hatefully opposed the agreement that safeguarded and still safeguards our national interests?” Tsipras said.
“Mr. Mitsotakis himself, who was among them then, now declares he abides by the agreement. At the same time, though, he displays political cowardice and hypocrisy, postponing indefinitely the memoranda of cooperation with North Macedonia, memoranda safeguarding our national interest by ensuring that Greek military planes will be those monitoring the airspace of our neighboring country.”
The Syriza leader also criticized Mitsotakis for not using the name North Macedonia in official press releases about his meetings with Zoran Zaev.