Foreign Ministry refutes ND statement on FYROM name issue briefing

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias’ office on Thursday refuted a press release by New Democracy (ND) in which it expressed deep concern over developments in the FYROM name issue after a briefing on the issue by the minister on Wednesday.

ND shadow foreign minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos had expressed concern in a statement following the meeting with Kotzias, who was briefing all parties on the negotiation progress. Kotzias’ office said “the ND representative did not express any reservation or concern during the two-plus-hour briefing, and only made complementary statements.”