Tzanakopoulos: Government trying to find solution on FYROM name that protects national interests

The Greek government “is attempting to give a patriotic solution to a problem that affects the country, international relations and diplomacy for more than 25 years,” government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Sunday in an interview with newspaper ‘Realnews’.

He noted that the government has specific principles that protect the national interests in the negotiations with FYROM government.

Tzanakopoulos accused main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis who “in this critical negotiation, has subordinated the national interest for the sake of power.”

“The government,” he stressed, will not adopt a foreign policy of “national rights” that is a safe road leading to a new “national tragedy.”

“Our intention, therefore, to put an end to a long-lasting issue with the neighbor country is given and expressed,” he said, explaining in this way that the will and the government’s policy on the solution of the problem will not be affected from the rally.