The government in fYROMacedonia has estimated that following the meeting of the UN mediator on the name issue, Matthew Nimetz, with the negotiators of Greece, Adamantios Vassilakis and FYROM, Vasko Naumovski respectively, and based on the set of ideas presented by Nimetz for a solution on the name issue, the conditions are being created for the process to move forward and its outcome will depend on the readiness of the two sides to compromise.
The position of Skopje is in stark contrast to the view expressed by the country’s negotiator Vasko Naumovski that the set of ideas presented by Matthew Nimetz is far from a decent solution to the name issue and deviates from the negotiation framework, as this is defined by UN Security Council Resolution 817.
The announcement by the government of fYROMacedonia
The government of FYROM published just before midnight a statement titled: “The UN is creating conditions for the process to move forward, the outcome will depend on the readiness of the two sides to compromise”.
The announcement reads as follows:
“The Government of the Republic of Macedonia is committed to resolving the dispute with Greece on the constitutional name of the Republic of Macedonia.
Active prerequisites are being created to advance the process, the outcome of which will depend on the readiness of the two sides for compromise, taking into account the differences. It gives a good impression on the renewed communication that creates room for a friendly approach and the building of mutual trust.
After careful analysis of the framework that Mr Nimetz presented today to the two countries’ negotiators in New York, and based on the importance of the issue for state interests, the process will continue for building an as broad and inclusive as possible position on the part of the Republic of Macedonia”.