No statements after Kotzias-Dimitrov meeting in Vienna; talks to continue, says Nimetz

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his counterpart from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Nikola Dimitrov wrapped up a meeting at the United Nations Office in Vienna late on Wednesday, without announcing any breakthrough in their talks to resolve the name dispute.

Neither of the two ministers made statements to press after the meeting, which continued over a space of 3.5 hours. Statements were only made by the UN mediator in the name dispute, Matthew Nimetz, who noted that the talks would continue in the next weeks.

“We discussed the open issues between the parties dealing with the name issue. It was an intense discussion on very cordial and personal terms. Both sides are very dedicated to reaching a solution. The process will continue in the next weeks,” he said.

According to sources, discussion between the two ministers will continue over a working dinner on Wednesday night.