UN chief discusses ‘Macedonia’ name dispute with Zaev

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UN Secretary-General Antόnio Guterres and Zoran Zaev discussed the dispute over the use of the name “Macedonia” and the developments of the negotiations between Zaev’s country and Greece, in a phone conversation on March 6, the government in Skopje said.

The statement issued by the government in Skopje said that Guterres welcomed the reforms decided and implemented by Skopje as well as the country’s friendly stance towards its neighbouring states.

The friendship treaty with Bulgaria was assessed positively while the UN official supported the talks on the name dispute, among Skopje and Athens, headed by Matthew Nimetz. According to him, as mentioned in the government statement, there is fertile ground and potential to reach a jointly accepted solution.

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