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Nimetz: Both sides committed to solution, talks to continue

UN envoy Matthew Nimetz said after a meeting with Macedonian and Greek Foreign Ministers, Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kotzias respectively, that they held intensive talks during which both sides showed mutual respect.

“Both sides are committed to reaching a solution and the process will continue in the coming weeks,” said after the meeting that took place in the UN Office in Vienna.

He added these meetings have intensified in recent months, while issues discussed are already familiar.

FMs Dimitrov and Kotzias failed to give media statements after the three-hour talks.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said he expected a step forward to be made at the Vienna meeting.

‘There is progress that gives us a reason to believe that a step forward could be also made today in Vienna. I believe in the creativity of both FMs and their teams. I and (Greek PM Alexis) Tsipras also offer support and encouragement for finding constructive, creative solution that would literary meet the expectations of and be dignified for both countries and their citizens,’ Zaev said.