MACEDONIAN NEGOTIATOR MEETS NIMETZ
Macedonia remains active in the talks over the name and expects a mutually acceptable solution, which should preserve the identity, dignity and integrity of the Macedonian citizens.
This is the keynote of the statement given by the Macedonian negotiator, Zoran Jolevski, after his meeting with the UN mediator Matthew Nimetz in New York today. The meeting was aimed at presentation of the Macedonian stances relating the latest set of ideas for finding a solution, after Greece did the same yesterday.
"At today’s meeting, I presented Macedonia’s positions to the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General, Matthew Nimetz, relating the modified set of ideas he presented in Skopje on 7 July, 2009."
“At this meeting, we took advantage of the opportunity to present our stances in a way that will enable pushing ahead with this continuous dialogue. Macedonia is committed to active participation in the talks over the name and we expect a mutually acceptable solution, which will ensure preserving of the identity, dignity and integrity of the Macedonian citizens on the basis of Euro-Atlantic values and democratic principles,” Jolevski said.
Ambassador Jolevski underlined that "Macedonia has fulfilled all criteria for becoming a member of NATO, which is why its citizens rightfully expect for timely integration of their country. Moreover, the Macedonian citizens have already proved their acceptance of the Euro-Atlantic institutions' values."
Negotiator Jolevski now expects from the mediator to brief him on his plans relating the next steps in the talks