Chairman of DUI: I do not pressure Gruevski on name dispute, but it is time for NATO

Chairman of DUI: I do not pressure Gruevski on name dispute, but it is time for NATO

Skopje, April 17, 2013 – By Naser Pajaziti

Chairman of DUI, Ali Ahmeti said that he is not pressuring the prime minister and coalition partner, Nikola Gruevski to resolve the name issue and unlock the EU integration processes.

Ahmeti underlined  this yesterday in Skopje after meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Skopje Paul Wohlers, when asked if by his recent editorial “Time for NATO” he was exerting pressure and sending public signals to Prime Minister Gruevski for a resolution of the name dispute.

“This does not mean pressure on Gruevski when I really appreciate that it is time for NATO. But now the time has really come to approximate our positions. There is a great interest of our friends in the international community to resolve the name dispute. Of great importance is a detente of relations between neighbors and the Balkans, “said Ahmeti.

According to him, NATO integration opens the door for EU membership and DUI has the right to display its options and platform to reach a solution.

“Our views are different from the views of other political parties, but DUI is a big party as part of the Government and the representative of a large ethnic community”, – said Ahmeti after his meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Skopje, Pol Volers. /ibna/