Foreign Minister of fYROMacedonia Nikola Dimitrov considers the meeting with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias and UN mediator Matthew Nimetz, which to take place Saturday in Sounio.
‘It is a fact that we have entered the most delicate phase. Tomorrow is a day of great significance, as the meeting is taking place only few days before the (EU-Western Balkans) summit in Sofia. Hence it is our duty to come to a solution that will meet as much as possible the needs of both countries and enable the Prime Ministers to meet and after that to shake hands. However, we, the FMs, must offer some options and that’s our task for tomorrow,’ Dimitrov said.
A success in settling the name issue is of paramount importance for fYROMacedonia’s future, Dimitrov said.
Speaking about tomorrow’s new round of name talks, Dimitrov mentioned the recent celebration of the Europe Day and the Schuman Declaration.
Dimitrov, on an invitation of his Greek colleague Kotzias, took part Friday in the second meeting of Balkan and Visegrad FMs, which takes place in Sounio near Athens.