Greece, North Macedonia’s army chiefs sign airspace patrol agreement

A technical agreement for the patrolling of North Macedonia’s airspace by Greek fighter jets was signed on Monday between the Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff General Christos Christodoulou and the Republic of North Macedonia’s Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Vasko Gjurchinovski, at the headquarters of the 3rd Army Corps, in Thessaloniki.

Main opposition party SYRIZA’s shadow defense minister Thodoris Dritsas called the signing of the agreement “extremely important,” and continued to say that “the message of this technical agreement is historic, in both substance and symbolism,” he noted.

“The implementation of the Prespes Agreement accelerates positive developments in the region of southeastern Europe and beyond,” he added.