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Hoyt Yee: There will be solution to name dispute with Greece

The process of solving the name dispute is better than it has ever been and is the closest it has ever been to finding a resolution, a top US official said Tuesday.

“There is a lot of work that needs to be done by both sides. There will be negotiations and I’m optimistic that there will be a solution because the mood in Greece and Macedonia is better than it has ever been for resolving this name issue,” Hoyt Brian Yee, US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, said at a debate at the Center for International Relations in Washington.

Even though seemingly Macedonia has the least problems involving peace treaties, it was noted that the country’s security depended on a resolution to the name issue and the prospect of Macedonia joining NATO.