Stoltenberg reportedly sent a letter to both Skopje and Athens, calling for the deal to be approved in both parliaments by February 15 so that the Balkan nation can join the alliance without further delay, “Kathimerini” reported.

According to the Greek newspaper, NATO allies have agreed that a vote to ratify the Prespa Agreement in the Greek Parliament will be separate from a vote on a protocol that will lift Greece’s objections to FYROM’s bid to join NATO.