The United States is again pressing leaders in FYROM to intensify their efforts to resolve differences with Greece over what name to call itself, a dispute that’s been going on for two decades with virtually no progress.
“The US government prompts FYROM to find a compromise solution to the name dispute with Greece as soon as possible, a solution that will enable the country to enter NATO and to start membership negotiations with EU,” stated Ali Ahmeti, the leader of DUI (Democratic Union for Integration), the largest Albanian political party in FYROM after his meetings with representatives of the US government in Washington DC.
“The ball is in our court and we have to play well,” Ahmeti added.
The DUI chief hold a meeting with Philip T. Reeker, diplomat and career foreign service officer with the Department of State, who has served as the ambassador to FYROM from 2008 to 2011 as well as discussions with representatives of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden.
During his stay in the US, Ali Ahmeti will also meet Matthew Nimetz, Special Representative for the name dispute between Greece and FYROM who recently proposed a compromise name of the Republic of Upper Macedonia.
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