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Zaev: I hope this will be the last effort for sovling the name dispute


       
Ljubljana, 14 November, 2017 - 14:39 (META) 

Macedonia is entering in an effort that I hope it will be the last, where the final aim is solving the problem that Greece has with our constitutional name, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev as an answer to a question posted by a journalist after his meering with the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Miro Cerar.

-This is really an actual issue for Macedonia. It was a logical step that as soon as the local elections were over, to make a new effort for solving this sensitive and crucial problem that the Republic of Greece has with our constitutional name, which is an obstacle for our integration efforts. The processes have already begun, and we expect that on the 20th and the 21st of November, the first meeting between the negotiators of both countries with mediator Matthew Nimetz to occur. In November we expect these negotiations to intensify – said Zaev.

He stressed that Macedonia is building friendly relations with Greece within a friendly ambiance and he also said that he believes that a solution for the dispute can be found.

-We are trying to build a national consensus in Macedonia where everyone, the president of the state, the government, the opposition, but all towards finding a solution and not its postponement – said Zaev.