President Anastasiades Praises PM Tsipras for FYROM Deal

Cyprus' president Nicos Anastasiades, right, and Greece's prime minister Alexis Tsipras review a military guard of honor before their meeting at the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

NICOSIA (AP) — Cyprus’ president has praised Greece’s prime minister for his “daring and determination” in ending what he called a “needless” clash with FYROM over its name.

Nicos Anastasiades said Wednesday after talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that the end of the nearly 30-year dispute bolsters regional peace and security and paves the way for closer economic cooperation with FYROM.

Under the deal, FYROM changes its name to North Macedonia, and Greece drops its objections to the country joining NATO and eventually the European Union. Greece had argued that use of the term Macedonia implied territorial claims on its own northern province of the same name.

Tsipras said the agreement strengthens Greece’s credibility within international public opinion and allows Greece to tackle other major issues with the heightened international backing.

Cyprus’ president Nicos Anastasiades, right, welcomes the Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras before their meeting at the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Tsipras is in Cyprus to take part in the Southern Summit Leaders with the leaders of France, Portugal, Malta, Greece, Spain and Italy. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Cyprus’ president Nicos Anastasiades, right, and Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras shake hands before their meeting at the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Tsipras is in Cyprus to take part in the Southern Summit Leaders with the leaders of France, Portugal, Malta, Greece, Spain and Italy. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Cyprus’ president Nicos Anastasiades, right, and Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras talk during their meeting at the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Tsipras is in Cyprus to take part in the Southern Summit Leaders with the leaders of France, Portugal, Malta, Greece, Spain and Italy. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Cyprus’ president Nicos Anastasiades, left, and Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras shake hands before their meeting at the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Tsipras is in Cyprus to take part in the Southern Summit Leaders with the leaders of France, Portugal, Malta, Greece, Spain and Italy. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
French President Emanuel Macron, center, speaks next to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades as they take part in a news conference during the south EU summit in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Cyprus is hosting the leaders of France, Portugal, Malta, Greece, Spain and Italy for the fifth “Med 7” summit. The leaders will discuss issues including Brexit, migration _ which is of particular concern to these front-line states _ and the European Union’s energy security. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

 

3 Comments

  1. What do you expect from the wardens of the EU, Nato and U.S colonies…Greece, France, and Cyprus…who have been the subject of massive protests for their acts of treason..representing the interests of the unelected leaders of the EU…but now leaders of Greece and Cyprus!

    Importanlly …while they have destroyed the economic furtures of their citizens…they are recognized as the legimtimate leaders of their government by the only thing that matters..the EU, United STates and Nato Neo Nazi regimes….who are now dictating who the legitimate leaders of Venezuela are ..half way around the world !

    This disgraceful violation of all International laws as outlined in the U.N charter….tells the world …who beleives it own the world…and the people of Greece and Cyprus!

    Anastasiadis …who allows Nato …to commit war crimes and bombings against foreign countries of the world from British military bases in Cyprus… and which there is no country of the world ..that would tolerate this..has again..demonstated his loyalty to the U.S and Nato…by supporting the treason of Tsipras!

    While the Yellow Vests for 11 weeks…continue to massively march on Mr. Macron…and the people and farmers of greece..;have protested and shut down highways in Greece…which TNH..and the other EU. and U.S ..propaganda machine has concealed …they will continue to retain their legitimacy to be the warden of their countries…as long as they do what they are told!

  2. Marching to a different drummer
    Keeping in step is a real bummer
    Leaders of the front-line states
    While the enemy is at the gates.

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