19 February, 2008
Government spokesman Theodoros Roussopoulos on Monday merely reminded that UN mediator Matthew Nimetz will be in Athens on Tuesday, when asked to comment on press speculation citing a "double" or "triple name" solution for the thorny FYROM "name issue".
"Greece's position on the issue is the best possible, and has already been outlined by both the prime minister and the foreign minister," he said.
“We are in the process of talks for a mutually acceptable solution that will lead to the desirable outcome,” Roussopoulos added.
Greece's foreign ministry on Monday confirmed the holding, in Athens on Tuesday, of a new round of UN-brokered talks between Athens and Skopje on finding a mutually acceptable solution to the "name issue" of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).
Present at the talks will be UNSG special representative Matthew Nimetz as well as the Greek and FYROM negotiators, Adamantios Vassilakis and Nikolai Dimitrov, respectively.
Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis will make a brief address before the opening of the talks.
A first round of talks took place in the lakeside resort of Ochrid, in FYROM, on Jan. 21.
Source: Athens News Agency