The talks conducted under UN auspices are about the name of the country. The UN does not negotiate the identity of peoples, said UN-assigned name dispute negotiator Matthew NImetz in Skopje on Tuesday.
"Peoples have their own identities and they are not negotiable. People create their identities through their achievements and culture. This country has its own identity," Mr. Nimetz said when asked whether the identity is an issue being discussed as German Chancellor Angela Merkel had earlier suggested.