At the meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and US Secretary of State John Kerry, the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece was on the agenda.
The US expressed support for a solution, while the Greek side were satisfied with the will to resolve the dispute within the Greek red lines for a composite name.
According to information from the Greek Prime Ministers office, John Kerry expressed willingness to help resolve the two-decade long problem. Mr Tsipras said that the Greek government will have to find a solution for the name dispute with a geographical qualifier for all uses, ‘erga omnes’. The Greek Prime Minister stated that the Macedonian Government must also show adequate willingness and the intention to find a solution.
The meeting between Kerry and Tsipras attended by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, came a day after the mini-diplomatic incident when the Greek delegation at a meeting to combat terrorism and ISIS walked out of the General Assembly of the United Nations, because of the name dispute.