After Boutaris, Kotzias pays official visit to Skopje

TAGS: Diplomacy

After the visit Tuesday by Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris to Skopje, the capital of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias follows suit Wednesday, in a bid to thaw relations between the two countries which ultimately could lead to a resolution to the decades-old name dispute.

Kotzias was invited by his counterpart Nikola Poposki to be a keynote speaker at an annual gathering of FYROM ambassadors.

Meanwhile, Boutaris’s visit to the neighboring country was made upon the invitation of FYROM President Gjorge Ivanov, a reflection of the close relationship built between the two men in recent years.