02 February, 2007
The U.S. will continue talking with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) for the country's NATO accession aspirations in parallel with the ongoing effort to find a mutually acceptable solution to the landlocked state's name issue, State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack said on Thursday.
"We have made our decision known how we are going to refer to 'Macedonia'," he said and called on Greece and FYROM "to come to some sort of accommodation or understanding."
The U.S. official assessed that there was the possibility for having a "concomitant" process between the effort for solving the problem of the name issue and the examination of the neighbouring country's application for NATO and EU accession.
Source: Athens News Agency