FYROM FM Nikola Dimitrov: ‘Courage and hope have defeated fear’

epa06007727 Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec (R), Croatian Prime Minister Davor Ivo Stier (L) and Foreign Minister of Former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov (C) pose for the media prior to the Brdo-Brijuni Process Leaders Meeting, at the Brdo castle, near Kranj, Slovenia, 03 Jun 2017. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is this year's special guest of the meeting of the Western Balkan countries which is jointly hosted by the Slovenian and Croatian presidents and reportedly focussing on discussing the political and economic stability in the region. EPA/ANTONIO BAT

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, commenting on the ratification of the Prespes Agreement by the Greek parliament, posted a message on his twitter account on Friday addressed to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos and former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias:

“Dear Alexis, George and Nikos,

Courage and hope defeated fear. The future is there. As Nikos often says, history should be a teacher, not a prison. I am so proud of what we did. Long live our friendship and the friendship between our nations! Long live visionary patriotism!,” Dimitrov wrote.