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Greek defence minister announces resignation ahead of Macedonia vote

AFP  |  Athens 

Greece's defence minister, who is of the main coalition partner of Alexis Tsipras, announced his resignation on Sunday ahead of the upcoming to end a 27-year name dispute with

"The issue does not allow me not to sacrifice my post," Panos Kammenos said after a meeting with Tsipras.

"I thanked the for the cooperation and I explained to him that for this national issue we cannot continue," he said, adding that his "is pulling out of the government".

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 15:40 IST