Naumovski appointed negotiator for the name dispute

Naumovski appointed negotiator for the name dispute

Skopje, July 23, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Former deputy prime minister for European Integration of FYR Macedonia, Vasko Naumovski will be appointed Skopje’s negotiator for the continuation of negotiations for the name dispute with Greece.

Government sources in Skopje told IBNA that Naumovski has been appointed as the new negotiator on the name dispute process, while up until now, this position was held by Macedonian ambassador to Washington and the newly appointed minister of Defence, Zoran Jolevski.

“The government has given the green light for Naumovski’s candidacy and his formalization is expected to take place. He was considered as the most acceptable candidacy to lead and continue the process of negotiations with the Greek side, brokered by the UNO”, said the government spokesman, Muhamet Hoxha.

Meanwhile, Naumovski is the fourth negotiator who holds this post since the independence of the country, when the problem of the name dispute with Greece emerged.

This nomination comes ahead of a visit warned by UNO negotiator, Mathew Nimetz in Athens and then in Skopje, to find a solution on the name dispute and to harmonize the positions of the two sides. /ibna/