To the: President of the Hellenic Government
Mr. Alexis Tsipras
On 13 April 1992, a final meeting was realized by the then political party leaders, chaired by the then President of the Republic, Konstantinos Karamanlis,with the theme of the naming of the country of the Skopjians, the results of which were announced by the then Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic Mr. Petros Molyviatis: “On the issue of Skopje, the country’s political leadership, with the exception of the CPE (Communist Party of Greece), agreed that Greece would recognize an independent state of Skopje only if all three conditions were met as set by the EEC on December 16, 1991, with the self understood clarification that in the name of that state there will not exist the word “Macedonia””.
Then followed the statement of the President of the Republic Mr. Konstantinos Karamanlis: “I hope our allies and partners will finally understand that there exists only one Macedonia and that Macedonia is Greek. I told that to them and wrote to them about it. ”
However, since sometime afterwards and without any new decision by the new political leaders of the Hellenic Government, the Foreign Ministry’s website with regards to the name of the FYROM states that “the official position of Greece is clear: a compound name with a geographical denomination before the word “Macedonia” for every domestic and international use (Erga omnes)”, the Greeks and particularly the Macedonians are very concerned about the fact that the upcoming solution will eflect the above statement of the Foreign Ministry, and not the decision of the political leaders of 1992, which is in line with that of the Greek people as a whole.
Whereas, any other position of any Greek government, from the above-mentioned decision of the political leaders in conjunction with the subsequent statement of the then President of the Republic, Konstantinos Karamanlis, is contrary to the will of the Greek people as a whole, especially the Macedonians,
Whereas, it is certain that the name of FYROM is a top critical national issue,
WE ARE ASKING THAT
The term “Macedonia”, or its derivatives should not be included anywhere in the name of the neighboring country, as its possible existence will contribute to the destabilization of the region. If the decision of the political leaders of 1992 were to be diverted, the Greek people would be given the liberty to decide on this major national issue with the ultimate form of direct democracy, which is the referendum.