UN mediator for FYROM name talks due next week

United Nations mediator Matthew Nimetz will visit Skopje and Athens for talks next week, it was announced on Wednesday.

Nimetz will be in Skopje on July 28 and 29 before spending the next two days in Athens.

According to the UN, Nimetz is traveling to Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) with the aim of rekindling discussions on the name dispute.

Nimetz last met with representatives from Greece and FYROM in New York on May 6.

FYROM announced that Vasko Naumovski, its ambassador to the US, will take over the role of the country’s negotiator for the name issue from Zoran Jolevski, who has been appointed defense minister.

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