It’s hard to solve the name dispute without Washington’s intervention, says BDI leader

It’s hard to solve the name dispute without Washington’s intervention, says BDI leader

Skopje, January 7, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Leader of the Albanian party in power BDI (Democratic Union for Integration), Ali Ahmeti has said that without Washington’s intervention, it’s hard to find a solution about the name dispute with Greece.

Ahmeti said this following the meeting that he had with the US ambassador in Skopje, Paul Wohlers.

“We invite USA to intensify their efforts this spring for the solution of the name dispute. You are a true friendly country and without your intervention, it would be hard to find a solution for the name dispute”, declared Ahmeti.

Leader of BDI underlined that the main challenge of the country during 2015 would be the solution of the name dispute and integration in the NATO and EU.

Ahmeti has also commented the early elections in Greece, adding that after the elections, Athens and the international community must focus on overcoming the name dispute. “For this, there must be a constructive and stable atmosphere in Skopje and Athens”, declared the leader of BDI.

Ahmeti also stopped on the domestic political developments and demanded from the Macedonian opposition to return to parliament and start political dialogue in order to advance political processes and reforms in the country. On the other hand, ambassador Wohlers has not commented this meeting. /ibna/