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PM Zaev: Option acceptable for both sides identified

Macedonia and Greece have identified an option that could be acceptable for both sides, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told a press conference in Sofia after meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans summit.

“We have discussed one (specific) solution to the name dispute that could be acceptable for both sides, but we need to have further discussions in our countries. I am Zoran and my partner’s name is Alexis. And we have to consult the other political factors in our countries with our presidents and the other political leaders. And if they accept then we can have a solution,” Zaev told reporters following the meeting.

“We are solving a dispute in order to strengthen the identity of our citizens in both countries,” he added.

Zaev told the press briefing that he hopes for a deal before June’s European Union summit.