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Pavlopoulos: Now it’s up to FYROM to fulfill its obligations

The responsibility to keep the terms of the agreement between Greece and FYROM over the name issue lies with the latter, Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos told Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday.

Tsipras was briefing the president on an agreement reached with FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev at a phone call earlier in the day.

“It is clear that the responsibility for whether our neighboring country means to observe the terms we have set or not lies with it,” Pavlopoulos told Tsipras.

“It is up to FYROM to implement the terms it committed to on a constitutional level as well,” the president noted.

Among other things, Pavlopoulos said that respect of history by the neighboring country will serve as a passport to its future, and he thanked Tsipras for maintaining parliamentary order on national issues, that is, informing the president and then briefing the political party leaders on the agreement.