Thursday, January 03, 2008

Nicolas Burns wants Skopje to accept compound name for FYRM

Athens. USA Under Secretary for Political Affairs Nicolas Burns openly called the political leaders of FYRM to stop their provocative activities and meet with the Greek side and to accept a compound name for the republic, Greek paper Eleftheros Typos writes today. After his meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyani Burns asked from Skopje to be more tactful with the Greek sensitiveness on the issue. The assistant of Condoleezza Rice expressed his understanding concerning the meaning of the ‘heritage of Macedonia in the Greek hearts’ and the trust in the special UN mediator Matthew Nimitz, who next week will be visiting Skopje and Athens.
According to the diplomatic circles Washington had already clarified its objection concerning the Greek veto and now as it is obvious exerts pressure on Skopje.
The paper informs that in Madrid where Bakoyani is present for the meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) she gave an interview for Spanish paper El Mundo in which she pointed out that Macedonia was a big territory part of which belonged to Greece, another to Bulgaria and still other to Albania.

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