Tsipras accepts Kotzias’ resignation and takes over Foreign Ministry

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said  he was taking over the Foreign Ministry following the resignation of Nikos Kotzias in order to ensure the successful completion of the name agreement with the Republic of Macedonia
Speaking to journalists outside Maximos Mansion, Tsipras thanked Kotzias “for his precious contribution all these years in upgrading the country’s geopolitical role.”

The prime minister added that he “will not tolerate double talk and self-serving strategies.”

Kotzias submitted his resignation Wednesday, a day after a tense cabinet meeting during which he clashed with Defense Minister Panos Kammenos over the Prespa Agreement. Kammenos has opposed the deal.