Wednesday, February 13, 2008

US urges Macedonia to resolve name dispute with Greece

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is urging Macedonia to resolve a dispute with Greece over its name.
The U.S. State Department says Rice told Macedonian Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki Tuesday that the country should use a U.N.mediation process to find a solution. Rice plans to deliver the same message to Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis this week.
Macedonia is called the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, or FYROM, at the U.N. But more than 100 countries have recognized it as Macedonia.

Greece has objected to the name, arguing that it could imply claims on the Greek province of Macedonia.

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