admin1 – September 21, 2006 – 9:09am

Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski and Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki met with Ambassador Matthew Nimetz, UN mediator in the talks with Greece over the name differences, yesterday afternoon on the second day of the 61st UN General Assembly in New York. 

Foreign Minister Milososki presented the new Government's position on this dispute. No changes are expected as regards this issue. In other words, the Government will rely on the double name formula: Macedonia's constitutional name to be used in international communication and a mutually acceptable name to be found for the bilateral communication with Greece.

"Together with President Branko Crvenkovski, we held a meeting with mediator Matthew Nimetz. This was a good chance for us to once again reaffirm our positions and stress the coordination of our positions on the name issue. The meeting with Nimetz was mostly a protocol meeting aimed at informing the mediator of the new Government's positions," Foreign Minister Milososki told MIA news agency following the meeting with Nimetz.

The foreign minister said that there are no plans for intensification of the talks before the end of the local elections in Greece.