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New round of name negotiations, FMs Dimitrov and Kotzias to meet UN mediator Nimtz in Vienna

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Vienna will host Tuesday a new meeting at a level of foreign ministers within the negotiating process for settling Macedonia-Greece name dispute under the mediation of UN envoy Matthew Nimetz.

The Macedonian and Greek Foreign Ministers, Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kotzias respectively, are to held talks Monday evening in Vienna. Tomorrow they are set to meet Nimetz, the Ministries of both countries said in a press release on Monday.

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced the new round of talks last week. He pointed out that Macedonia was doing its best to prove that it didn’t harbor any irredentist aspirations.

‘We are prepared for a geographic qualifier’, Zaev said, notifying that he sees no need for constitutional amendments.

A compound name to be used both at home and abroad, which also requires changes to the Constitution, and elimination of any kind of irredentist claims constitutes the framework guaranteeing a closure of the dispute, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said today at a meeting of SYRIZA’s parliamentary group.