Skopje doesn’t expect anything new from the negotiations in New York

Skopje doesn’t expect anything new from the negotiations in New York

Skopje, March 26, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

The next round of negotiations will take place today (26.03) in New York about the solution of the name dispute between Skopje and Athens.

In the framework of this new round of negotiations, UNO intermediary, Matthew Nimetz will hold separate meetings with the Macedonian negotiating side led by diplomat Zoran Jolevski and then with the Greek negotiating side led by Adamantios Vasilakis.

Foreign Ministry in Skopje said that this meeting will discuss the positioning about the name dispute and as usual, there will not be concessions as far as the change of name and national identity is concerned.

“We encourage talks and the continuation of negotiations, but at the same time, we want a compromise which doesn’t affect the name and issues of identity”, says the Foreign Ministry.

This round of negotiations follows the messages launched by the presidential candidate of VMRO-DPMNE, George Ivanov.

“In spite of all pressures, we will not accept constitutional changes of the name”, declared VMRO-DPMNE presidential candidate, George Ivanov.

According to Mr. Nimetz office, the meeting will last several hours and then there will be a joint meeting which will be followed by a joint press conference.

This fresh round of negotiations is being held after that held at the end of October last year, where Nimetz had declared that there had been great differences about the issue of the name dispute. /ibna/