This is the first visit of the Greek Prime Minister to the neighboring country, a visit he described as "historic".
Minute for a minute, the visit of Tsipras
The warm reception of the Prime Minister of Skopje, Zoran Zaev, received Alexis Tsipras in the government building of Skopje.
The two leaders went to the photojournalists and the ministers of the two countries, where they arrived at the cell phone of the prime minister of Skopje.
Immediately afterwards, the two prime ministers greeted one of the ministers, followed by a photo of the two steps of the government. Then the two prime ministers and their ministers entered the interior of the government building for a short reception ceremony, in which the flags of the two countries fluttered.
At the moment, Alexis Tsipras and his counterpart from Skopje, Zoran Zaev held a special meeting, while parallel ministerial meetings will be held until the discussions continue with the summit of the Supreme Cooperation Council.
Later, he will have a private meeting with his Macedonian counterpart, Zoran Zaev, and will talk to Talat Tzaferi, the mayor of the neighboring country.
In the morning, the Supreme Cooperation Council will be "premiered" to meet in the presence of the two prime ministers, while the two men will attend a business forum organized by Enterprise Greece.
The main objective of the Greek Prime Minister is to reverse the negative climate in force after the ratification of the Prespa Agreement and demonstrate that new prospects for development have been opened for both countries.
Tsipras: The Prespa Agreement had political costs
To Prespa agreement it's the political costs This bear talked to the agency. MIA the prime minister Alexis Tsipras, one day before his official visit to Skopje.
As he said, the agreement inspired many who they supported how can be sorted out the differences between the two countries reciprocal respect, without one side humiliating the other.
At the same time, he stressed that there are political costs he has results in Wake up in Prespa, as part of the Greeks continues to be cautious with her.
"My responsibility and your Zoran Zaev is to show our people that they just need win the open way ", said the prime minister, when marking his historical visit to Skopje.
"If my government were to fear political costs, it would not be able to take the country out of crisis and economic programs, find a solution to the insurance system, confront the refugee crisis, resolve the name issue, promote the necessary dialogue with Turkey despite the great difficulties and, in addition to making the necessary radical changes in the field of human rights ", said Alexis Tsipras, questioned in that regard.
He said how Greece and Skopje they must be partners and allies, as our country needs a stable and secure northern neighbor and Skopje needs a strong neighbor to support its steps and its European perspective.
Ten ministers and more than 140 businessmen
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be joined by at least 10 ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis, Minister of Infrastructure Christos Spirtzis, Energy Minister George Statakis, Minister of Digital Policy Nikos Pappas, Minister of Defense, Evangelos Apostolakis. Andreas Xanthos and Deputy Chancellor Sia Anagnostopoulou. The mission is coordinated by Prime Minister George Tsipras, director of the financial office.
In addition, the Prime Minister will follow more than 140 businessmen. According to information, among the businessmen taking part in the trip are:
- Ioannis Mavroudis, CEO of Gaia Business SA (agri-food sector)
2. Ioannis Koufoudakis, CEO of Neuropublic SA (high technology systems in the agri-food sector)
3. Emmanouil Panagiotakis, President and CEO of PPC.
4. Nicola Battilana, CEO of DESFA (Natural Gas)
5. Motor Oil with Administrative Director
6. Evangelos Mytilineos, President of the Mytilineos Group (energy, metals, constructions)
7. George Peristeris, CEO of TERNA (energy constructions)
8. Dimitris Kallitsantsis, CEO of ELLAKTOR
9. C Apouris, N. Mavroulias, S. Grivas and I. Geroulanos, of the Hellenic Republic
10. Manolis Melampianakis, CEO of Euripides SA (production, standardization, packaging of olive oil)
11. Christina-Angela Papandreou, GFO Elbisco SA (food industry)
12. Nikos Kalimeris, Executive Director of Zitoluks (Food Industry).
13. Giannis Bayraktaris, Executive Director of Elea Creta Ltd
14. Konstantinos Kokkalis, Vice-President of Intracom
15. Theocharis Vlahopanagiotis, CEO of Rhoe Urban Technologies PC, startup student at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki
16. Konstantinos Dermedesis, head of the Titan Cement Group
17. Michalis Konstandidis, Antonis Kontoleon, executives of SIDENOR
18. Dimitris Kontominas, President of DEMKO (Insurance)
19. Dimitris Koutras, President of INTRAKAT
20. Athanasios Savvakis, President of the Hellenic Federation of Industries (former Federation of Industries of Northern Greece) and a delegation of Association members.
21. Nikolaos Stasinopoulos, President of the VIOHALCO Group
22. Nikolaos Dimarelis, born. manager Pavlidis SA (granite marble)
23. Panagiotis Netides, owner of NGP (distributors of industrial, marine and consumer products based in Thessaloniki)
24. Houses of Representatives.
The agreements to sign Tsipras-Zaev
- Defense cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Defense of Macedonia.
- Agreement on the establishment of a border crossing between the two countries, linking the Protectors to the Hellenic Republic with Majden in Skopje.
- Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic and the Secretariat for European Affairs of the Government of Skopje to accelerate the process of Macedonia's accession to the European Union.
- First addition to the Memorandum of Understanding between DESFA and MER on October 14, 2016.
- Memorandum of Understanding between the Civil Aviation Authority of the Hellenic Republic and the Civil Aviation Authority of Skopje.
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