Significant progress but negotiations not concluded, says government’s official

Greek and FYROM’s Foreign Ministers made significant progress, however the negotiations are not concluded, on the contrary they are at the most crucial turning point, said a high Greek government official on Monday on FYROM name issue negotiations.

“Patience and sangfroid until June’s EU Summit” the same official recommended.

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias stated on Monday, on the negotiations on the FYROM name issue, that the two countries’ foreign ministers have concluded their negotiations, while leaving EU’s Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels.

“Possibly today or tomorrow, the negotiation will continue on technical and legal issues which must be clarified”. Kotzias also said that “when the technical and legal issues have been solved, then the texts made at Foreign Ministers’ level will be given to the two Prime Ministers that will discuss and reach the final agreement”.