International community is putting more pressure on Skopje about the name dispute, says Foreign Minister Popovski

International community is putting more pressure on Skopje about the name dispute, says Foreign Minister Popovski

Skopje, November 7, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Foreign Minister of FYROM, Nikola Popovski declared that the international community is putting more pressure on Skopje for the solution of the name dispute.

He says that it’s easier to put pressure on FYROM, which is not an EU member country than an EU member country, such as Greece.

“We believe that we must not allow pressure for something which is outside international law and which is not in line with the values promoted by international community. These values are: right of self determination, respect of human rights, right of self identification. If they are violated, then the ideas of Euro-Atlantic integration are violated too. We don’t think that it’s in anybody’s interest to do this”, declared minister Popovski. Minister Popovski made these comments during a visit to Berlin. /ibna/