Greek MP Alexis Tsipras to visit Skopje bearing “gifts”

A large delegation of entrepreneurs is accompanying the Greek PM

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be meeting with his counterpart of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev in Skopje on Tuesday as Mr Tsipras hopes to kick off a new era in the bilateral relations between the two nations after the Prespa Agreement.

A sign with the country’s new name, “Republic of Northern Macedonia”, has been placed in the government building in the centre of capital Skopje, ahead of the visit of the Greek Prime Minister.
However, even the local media in Skopje are wondering if it will remain there after the end of the “Greek landing”, as local media are dubbing the Greek delegation’s arrival.

The Greek PM will also be accompanied by his wife Betty Baziana, while more than 140 business people are part of the delegation as they hope to explore new business opportunities and partnerships in the country.

In an effort to promote the visit and the benefits from the Prespa Agreement, PM Zeev told the French News Agency that the official visit would be an unprecedented chance for his country to receive large sums of investments.

He said Greek businesses had promised to invest over 500 million euros in the country in the energy sector, as well as other fields such as cement and agriculture.