US looks to swift, mutual solution on FYROM name dispute

Following a new deadlock in talks between diplomats from Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) over the Balkan state’s official name, Washington has said it supports the continuation of United Nations-mediated efforts to resolve the longstanding dispute.

The US would like to see “a mutually acceptable solution as soon as possible,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was quoted as saying after talks in New York on Wednesday, mediated by UN official Matthew Nimetz, failed to break any new ground.

Nimetz admitted on Wednesday that “no progress” was made in the latest round of talks and called for “greater flexibility” from both sides.

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