Thursday, September 23, 2010

FM sharply criticises fYRoM PM's 'no-show' at UN

NEW YORK (ANA-MPA) -- Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas was highly critical of former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski in statements on Thursday, following the latter's refusal to visit New York and meet with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou. "All the time and all the energy that the Skopje side now expends in its effort to create certain impressions that act in the wrong direction; if it instead invested these in finding a solution to the 'name issue' then we would be in a very different position," Droutsas underlined. (ANA-MPA) Gruevski was "creating impressions that do not contribute at all to a solution," he added. While in New York, Droutsas participated in an informal NATO-Russia foreign ministers' meeting held on Wednesday and a working dinner for EU foreign ministers and their Russian counterpart. He also had a round of meetings with several of his counterparts from other countries that will continue on Thursday. On Wednesday night he attended a dinner for leaders, foreign ministers and officials of SE European countries that was also attended by Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Bulgarian Premier Boyko Borisov.

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