Tripartite meeting of Kotzias, Dimitrov, Nimetz at Vienna

A meeting between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, his FYROM counterpart Nikola Dimitrov and the UN mediator in the name dispute Matthew Nimetz will begin on Friday, at 10.30 (Athens time).

The meeting will be held at the Austrian foreign ministry and not at the UN headquarters as usually happens, as the office of the international organisation is closed for Easter.

According to sources, Nimetz will take the floor first and present the legal form under which a possible future agreement between the two parties will be presented to the UN, with gaps in the issues at stake, such as the name. The two foreign ministers will then speak to express their negotiating positions.