Amanatidis: More than 140 countries already refer to FYROM as ‘Republic of Macedonia’


More than 140 countries already refer to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) as “Republic of Macedonia,” deputy Foreign Minister Ioannis Amanatidis said on Wednesday, adding that the Greek government wants an agreement on a composite name that will be used by everyone.

Speaking on Skai TV, Amanatidis said that Athens has not yet revealed its non-negotiable “red lines” on the issue and added that Skopje will have to shed any irredentist and territorial ambitions.

In comments made on Tuesday, ahead of Wednesday's meeting between delegates from Greece and FYROM in New York, United Nations mediator Matthew Nimetz said that his proposal to resolve the decades-old name dispute will include the term “Macedonia.”