Government confirms that Dimitrov and Kotzias will meet at the end of the month

Skopje, 20 April, 2018 - 16:01 (META) 

Government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski confirmed that a new meeting between the foreign ministers of Macedonia and Greece, Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kotzias will take place at the end of the month, but that the exact date has not yet been confrmed.

“There will be a new meeting by the end of the month, and the date still needs to be confirmed between the foreign ministers. We are still great optimists, as the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia have announced, we are looking for and expecting to find a solution that will be dignified for all citizens”, said Bosnjakovski at today’s press conference in Government.

Regarding the position of the Greek MFA that despite the EC recommendation for the start of negotiations, there is no time, the final decision is made by the EU Council where Greece can again block it if no solution to the name issue is found, said Bosnjakovski adding that the Council in the coming six months will need to confirm this, but everything else regarding the name talks continues with the set dynamics.