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FYROM PM Zaev sees name solution as early as end of March

TAGS: Diplomacy

All those involved in negotiations aimed at resolving a dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia over the latter's name are keen to reach a solution by the end of March, FYROM's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in comments published by the Balkan Insight website on Friday.

Zaev said he believed his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras "genuinely wants to find a solution," adding that Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias "is also making an effort."

"I have the same feeling that guided me from the beginning, namely that a solution is possible," he said.

"At the same time, however, we are convinced that a solution must safeguard the identity and dignity of both sides."

Asked about the possible need for a revision of FYROM's constitution, in line with Greek demands, Zaev said that, "both sides should not raise issues which make a solution impossible."

 

 

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