Nimetz Concerned for Macedonia's Security and Stability

March 20, 2017, Monday @ 08:30 in Politics » MACEDONIA IN EU | Views: 258
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Matthew Nimetz, the United Nations appointed envoy in the Macedonian name issue, said that the country is put in a situation of high risk and danger that can affect its stability and security.

Speaking with the "Voice of the People" program on Radio Free Macedonia, Nimetz said that he hopes the situation can be resolved in a peaceful and democratic way, according to the Macedonian constitution. The Ambassador, who has led a quixotic decades long effort to resolve the name issue with Greece, said that he would not comment in more detail, given his role. But, he did reiterate the concern for Macedonia following the more than two years long political crisis.

Nimetz is appointed by the UN Secretary General to work with Macedonia and Greece on resolving the dispute over Macedonia's name, which Greece has used as pretext to block its NATO and European Union enlargement. Talks have been on hold for a long time, considering the political tensions in Macedonia.

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