ATHENS – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is coming on Thursday in Skopje. According to unofficial information from Greece, Kotzias will arrive in Skopje on the invitation of Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Poposki, and will address the Ambassadors Council in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before the heads of diplomatic and consular offices in Macedonia.
Kotzias will have a tete-a-tete meeting with Poposki, who last met in July and spoke on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Warsaw. The agenda of the visit of Kotzias are expected to be the name issue, bilateral relations between Macedonia and Greece, and the European perspective of Macedonia.
This will be the second visit of Kotzias in Skopje. Greek FM met Poposki last June in the Macedonian Foreign Ministry, where they officially announced and signed confidence-building measures between the two countries.
Last year, visiting Athens, Minister Poposki. The two ministers had more tete-a-tete meetings on the sidelines of various international summits and are expected to meet again this fall at the second regional summit between Greece, Albania, Bulgaria and Macedonia initiated by the Greek Foreign Ministry.
Just a day before the visit of Kotzias, tomorrow in Ohrid, at the School for Young Leaders Gjorge Ivanov the Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris will address the students, and is also expected to meet with Ivanov.
This intensified political and diplomatic activity between Greek and Macedonian politicians is estimated to attempt to improve the political environment and to strengthen the trust between the two countries and aimed at creating friendlier atmosphere between the two governments.