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Nimetz to visit Macedonia, Greece

Ambassador Matthew Nimetz, Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the talks between Greece and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece (Photo UN /Devra Berkowitz)

SKOPJE – The UN’s Special Representative and Mediator in the negotiations for the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece, Matthew Nimetz, will arrive on a two-day visit to Macedonia before embarking on a two-day visit to Athens, Meta reports.

During his visit to Skopje, Nimetz will have meetings during which he will be introduced to the opinions of the new government regarding the name dispute. The main focus shall be the process and how to continue the negotiations for solving the dispute.

This is Nimetz’s first visit to the region since July 2014 when he announced that he expects an advancement in the negotiations. A while ago, he gave a statement for Greek media outlet that the solution to the name dispute should be placed higher on the agenda of the new Macedonian government.

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