Thursday, February 05, 2009

Bakoyannis: Skopje's provocative stance undermines confidence

Greece is committed to finding an all-win solution, but unfortunately the provocative attitude of Macedonia hinders creation of a climate of mutual confidence, Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis said.

She made the statement in an interview for Monday edition of Politika daily.

According to Bakoyannis, such an attitude makes the chances for a timely UN-brokered solution to the name issue rather obscure.

"I would like to stress once again that a mutually acceptable solution will bring benefit to FYROM (Macedonia) and will also strengthen regional stability in Southeastern Europe, and at the same time it will boost the country's EU prospects," Bakoyannis said.

Bakoyannis, the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, arrived in Belgrade today, on her first trip to Serbia since Greece assumed the OSCE presidency.

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