The leader of the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI), Ali Ahmeti, the Vice Prime Minister for the Framework Agreement Musa Xhaferi, and the Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Fatmir Besimi are not visiting Greece and their Foreign Minister in the capacity as government officials, said the Macedonian Ministry for Foreign Affairs to “Meta”.
The MFA said that it was a party meeting, and that the government coalition partner had not coordinated with them about the topics of the talks.
DUI’s Cabinet Cheif Artan Grubi, who will also travel to Athens, refused to answer under whose initiative the meeting was organised. He said that “all you need to know, is in DUI’s statement.”
From the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs there has been no additional information regarding the meeting which should take place on Friday and about the subject of talks between Ahmeti and Kotzias, which comes just weeks after the Foreign Minister Nikola Popovski visited Athens.
This will be the second face to face meeting between Ahmeti and Kotzias, who met before at the Greek Liaison Office in Skopje in June, before the Greek Foreign Minister’s visit.