Saturday, February 27, 2010
Matthew Nimetz meets Dimitris Drucas over name dispute with Macedonia
Athens and Skopje have different view for the resolution of the name dispute but I believe there is a basis upon which we will continue working, said the UN Mediator in the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece Matthew Nimetz said after the meeting with Greek deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Athens Dimitris Drucas, reported.
Macedonian online edition quoted Nimetz who added he informed Greece about the negotiations held in Skopje two days ago as well as about his ideas on continuing the negotiation process. The edition reported Drucas assured Nimetz Athens is still engaged with the resolution of the name issue acceptable for both countries.
Spokesman of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs Grigoris Delavecuras informed the new approach of Greece on the name issue, the efforts and the messages the country sends to Macedonia were discussed at the first meeting betweenNimetz and representatives of Greek government.