Zaev: Fresh round of talks on ‘name dispute’ next week

Written by on February 7, 2018 in Europe - Comments Off on Zaev: Fresh round of talks on ‘name dispute’ next week

The Republic of Macedonia’s prime minister Zoran Zaev said on February 7 that he does not see the importance of amending the country’s constitution as far as the issue of the country’s name is concerned. According to him, the government took a big step in avoiding irredentism.

“The request to change the constitution is the Greek position, but we have our own position. We took a big step in avoiding irredentism. Macedonia wishes to build friendly relations and in this aspect, it doesn’t see a need for this,” Zaev said.

Zaev reiterated the fact that the solution on the name must guarantee the identity and dignity of both sides.

He added that everything will be done to solve this 25-year old-problem, but not at any cost.

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