You should make as many efforts as possible to conclude the name dispute with Greece in the next few months, recommended U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg in a conversation with Macedonian president and foreign minister, Macedonian A1 television station reports.
In his conversation with Gjorge Ivanov and Antonio Milososki Steinberg expressed Washington’s expectation for negotiations to speed up so that the issue is solved by June. According to unofficial information Hillary Clinton’s deputy said it would be better if the name dispute was solved first and then the range of the name use should be discussed.
Ivanov and Milososki assured the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State that this is Macedonia’s wish too.
The three discussed the issue within the 46th security conference, which is taking place in Munich.