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Dimitrov: Meeting of Macedonia’s and Greece’s negotiation teams soon

Nikola Dimitrov; Photo: European Union

SKOPJE – This month there shall be a meeting between negotiations teams. During the first phase, there will not be a visit on part of the mediator, Matthew Nimetz, announced today the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov.

When asked how would he comment the statement of the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Yee, who remarked that the mood for solving the name dispute is on its highest level, Dimitrov said that “despite the nice words he would like to have constructive stances.”

“It is a fact that for a longer period, the process was on hold, but apart from the name dispute, there are other obstacles in the Euro-integration processes. There are serious efforts for the country to remove these obstacles. With the new political situation, there is a political will and optimism to overcome them,” said Dimitrov.

The Head of the Macedonian diplomacy stressed that it is more important what is being done instead of what is being announced.

“Our policy is to take away the arguments and the reasons for those that would wish the block on our Euro-Atlantic journey to remain,” said Dimitrov.

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