Foreign Minister Osmani Comments on Name Use Issue

On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Osmani said using any name other than “the Republic of North Macedonia” was not in line with the Constitution.

Asked whether some part of the Prespa Agreement forbade the use of the name “Macedonia”, he stated that Kyriakos Mitsotakis, too, had previously been against the Agreement.

“However, when he became the PM of Greece, he said it was an international obligation and part of the constitutional order that had to be respected,” the Minister pointed out.

Regarding the other provisions, Osmani stressed that the adjective “Macedonian” could be used only in an ethnic, not state, context.

The Minister described the Agreement as more than a name deal, that is, he said it was an agreement on strategic cooperation between the two countries.