For information only - not an official document

25 April 2018

Remarks of Mr. Matthew Nimetz, Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General, following the meeting with the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

25 April 2018, Vienna

As you know these meetings have continued for several months now, intensifying the talks between the two parties under the auspices of the Secretary-General.

We met today with H.E. Mr. Nikos Kotzias, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece, and H.E. Mr. Nikola Dimitrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

We have had quite a few meetings, so we know the issues very well. The two Ministers speak with authority. We discussed the open issues between the parties, dealing with the "name" issue. It was an intense discussion, very cordial in personal terms. Both sides are very dedicated to reaching a solution. The process will continue in the next weeks. Thank you very much.


For more information please contact:

Sonja Wintersberger
Deputy to the Director, UNIS Vienna
Tel: (+43-1) 26060-3430
Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-3430
Email: sonja.wintersberger[at]