PM Gruevski: "Macedonia bolsters diplomatic activity for lifting Greece's blockade"
07. December 2010. | 07:24
Macedonia has been bolstering diplomatic activities to lift Greece's blockade to its Euro-Atlantic integration processes, namely for settling the name row, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski told reporters on Monday.
"The Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Head of State have been having intensive communication with other countries from Europe and wider region in an attempt (Macedonia) to get as much as possible support for settling this most serious issue that country has been dealing with on the international scene – the blockade by Greece. We have been also making great efforts in communicating with Athens towards finding some solution that would unblock the processes and normalize the political relations between Macedonia and Greece, which are seriously burdened by this problem," Gruevski said during his visit to Kocani.
A new letter of Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki to his counterparts from EU member-states is an additional attempt for acquiring support, the PM said.
"FM Milososki also called on (UN) mediator Nimetz to come up with some solution soon, presenting the same proposal to (UN Secretary General) Ban Ki-moon during their recent talks. Hence we hope for some activity on their part in the near future that may contribute to settling the problem imposed by Greece," Gruevski said.