Nimitz in Athens received a peace prize for the "Treaty of Prespa"

The benefits of the Prespa Agreement, both for the two countries and for the wider region, the period of negotiations, the implementation from both Skopje and Athens, the positions of New Democracy and VMRO-DPMNE, but also the EU perspective of the country, were some of the topics in the focus of two separate panel discussions at the International Conference on Peace and Sustainable Development in Athens organized by the "Alexis Tsipras Institute" and the "Zaev Foundation".

Former prime ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev took part in one panel discussion, and in the other, mediator Matthew Nimitz, and former heads of diplomacy Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kozias.

At the same time, on the sidelines of the conference, the special envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations in the talks on the name Matthew Nimitz, was awarded the "Prespa Prize for Peace", presented to him by Tsipras and Zaev for his contribution to the solution between the two countries, and the general Secretary of the United Nations Antonio Guterres addressed with a video message.

Former Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told the audience the old legend about Lake Prespa, the story of the Prespa girl in love, commenting that in contrast to the legend that was invented, "our agreement is a beautiful reality".

He referred to the peace awards they received together with Tsipras and the nomination for the Nobel Prize.

Regarding the current situation after the change of government in our country, he sent messages to the future Prime Minister Hristijan Mitskoski and to the current Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

He emphasized that without using the constitutional name, he would violate the Constitution of the country and international law, and called on him to show leadership.

On the other hand, Mitsotakis said that if he really supports the European path of North Macedonia, for which he fought in the past, then he should ratify the three memoranda, one of which refers precisely to the EU perspective, and stressed that in essence, in practice are implemented, but the Greek Prime Minister "does not want to put them to a vote".

Tsipras referred to the memoranda and called on the current Government to ratify them, and regarding whether the agreement provides for guarantees in case of non-compliance, he explained that the guarantees themselves are already included.

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