UN mediator in the Macedonia-Greece name dispute, Matthew Nimetz, will be in Skopje tomorrow for an official visit and talks with top state officials, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, VMRO-DPMNE leader, Hristijan Mickoski and DUI president Ali Ahmeti.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nimetz will meet Nikola Dimitrov tomorrow at 12 o’clock. They will be discussing initial framework for overcoming the name dispute.
The government reported that before that, at 10 o’clock, Nimetz will meet with President Gjorge Ivanov, and at 11 o’clock a meeting will be held with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.
Meetings with the leaders of the political parties are scheduled for the afternoon. At 15 o’clock there will be a meeting with the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski and at 16 o’clock with the leader of DUI, Ali Ahmeti.
Nimetz should arrive this afternoon or tonight in Skopje, after his visit to Athens. Yesterday he met with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, after which he stated that it was time to start making decisions. The mediator and the UN special envoy from the Secretary General assessed that the Greek government is sincere and active in resolving the problem.
“It does not make sense to wait. We have been talking about this issue for 25 years. Everyone knows what the issues are. It’s time to make decisions and I think we are there”, said the mediator after meeting with Kotzias.