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FM Dendias Sends Letter to Osmani on Implementation of the Prespes Agreement

ATHENS – Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Sunday sent a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia Bujar Osmani on the occasion of the participation of the national football team of North Macedonia in EURO 2020, in which he stresses the need for full, consistent and good implementation of the Prespes Agreement.

According to diplomatic sources, Dendias stated that although in this Agreement, as provided for in Article 1, paragraph 3, point e, the code name of North Macedonia in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) remains "MKD", the use of this acronym in EURO 2020 can not be accepted by Greece.

In the context of international practice, the full implementation of the agreement, as well as the effort to maintain a positive dynamic in bilateral relations, North Macedonia should use an acronym that corresponds to its name "NM" (North Macedonia) or alternatively «RNM» (Republic of North Macedonia).

At the same time, according to the same sources, he underlined that the name change of the football federation of North Macedonia is pending, and must be changed in order to meet the provisions of the Prespes Agreement.

Finally, he called on Osmani to intervene in order to resolve these issues in the context of good neighborly relations.

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