Skopje waiting a response from Athens on the name dispute

Skopje waiting a response from Athens on the name dispute

Skopje, July 9, 2013

Government authorities in Skopje stressed today that Athens is yet to reply to the letter of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski to hold a new incentive for the solution of the name dispute.

In his two public declarations, Prime Minister of FYROM Gruevski said that he hasn’t yet received a reply from his Greek counterpart, Andonis Samaras, in relation to the letter sent for the possibility of the realization of a new incentive for the name contest.

A government spokesman said today that Athens hasn’t commented Gruevski’s letter, which requires the intensification of efforts for the solution of the name contest and to hold an important meeting on this issue between Prime Ministers Gruevski and Samaras.

A part of the content of the letter the Prime Minister of FYROM, Nikola Gruevski was made public last week. The letter demands a meeting with the Greek counterpart, Andonis Samaras to find a solution for the name contest.

Asked about the letter sent by Gruevski, the cabinet of the Greek Prime Minister has denied the existence of such letter. The same response has been given last week by the Foreign Ministry in Athens, which has declared nothing about the letter sent by Prime Minister Gruevski. /ibna/