FYRO Macedonia name dispute tops agenda in UN chief’s meeting with Greek foreign minister

FYRO Macedonia name dispute tops agenda in UN chief’s meeting with Greek foreign minister

 

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks on September 22 2013 with Greek foreign minister Evangelos Venizelos to discuss UN-led talks between Athens and Skopje in the dispute over the use of the name “Macedonia”

The meeting between Ban and Venizelos, who is also Greece’s deputy prime minister, was held on the sidelines of the General Assembly high-level debate which is due to begin on September 24.

In a readout from the meeting, Ban’s spokesperson said the two officials exchanged views on prospects for resolving the “name”, including the outcomes of UN special envoy Matthew Nimetz’s recent visit to the region.