Amidst a flurry of Greek press reports criticising the ambiguities and potential traps of the Greece-North Macedonia Prespa Agreement, PM Alexis Tsipras and his North Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev attempted to allay fears regarding the use of the brand "Macedonian" by both sides, announcing a joint committee to review the related issues at a joint press conference today.
International media outlets reported on PM Alexis Tsipras' historic visit to North Macedonia today, the first since it was established as an independent state in 1991, with the breakup of Yugoslavia.
Indeed, it was the first visit of a Greek PM since the "Republic of Macedonia" was established as part of Yugoslavia.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras landed in the North Macedonia capital of Skopje on Tuesday for a what is the first visit by a Greek premier to the Balkan nation since its independence in 1991.
Defined as a "historic" occasion by his office, Tsipras's visit is expected to bolster ties between the two neighbors who recently resolved a decades-old name dispute.