On The Ratification of the Prespa Agreement

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers his speech during a parliament debate about Prespa Agreement in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

The Ratification of the Prespa Agreement

As delivered by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Gregory Macris
to the Permanent Council, Vienna
January 31, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

The United States welcomes the decision by Greece’s Parliament to ratify the Prespa Agreement. The leaders of Greece demonstrated vision, courage, and persistence in their pursuit of a solution to the name dispute, which will allow the future Republic of North Macedonia to take its rightful place in NATO and the EU. The United States applauds this historic opportunity to advance stability, security, and prosperity throughout the region.

Thank you, Mr. Chair.