PRESERVING IDENTITY AND DIGNITY
The position of the Republic of Macedonia in the negotiations over the name differences with Greece has been reaffirmed, and preserving of the identity and dignity of the nation is set as the highest priority.
This was announced after the meeting of the state leadership, which was held Cabinet of the President Branko Crvenkovski and attended also by the PM Nikola Gruevski, Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki and the Macedonian negotiator Nikola Dimitrov.
Matthew Nimetz, the mediator in the negotiations, is expected to arrive to Skopje ion Friday to present the new proposal which includes four versions of the name North Macedonia.
Diplomatic sources said Nimetz made it clear that the proposal contains no specific name, but only a concept for settling of the issue.
PM Gruevski remains on his position the Macedonian citizens will have to vote at a referendum on any proposal implying change of the constitutional name.