Paris welcomes the Prespa Agreement ratification

Official Paris welcomes the ratification of the Prespa Agreement in Greece’s Parliament.
“I salute the vote on the Prespa Agreement,” France’s President Emmanuel Macron posted on his Twitter account. “It’s an example of courage and unity for Europe.”

France’s minister for Europe and foreign affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, welcomed the ratification as well.

“This essential political step will permit the going into force of the historic deal that puts an end to a bilateral dispute older than a quarter-century,” wrote Le Drian in an official announcement.

He also saluted the courage and determination shown by the countries’ leaders, especially Prime Ministers Tsipras and Zaev.

Le Drian added that, besides strengthening regional stability, the Agreement “opens the way for the ‘Republic of North Macedonia’ to join NATO” and “contributes towards bringing the country closer to Europe.”