19 November, 2004
Foreign minister Petros Molyviatis on Thursday sent letters to his 24 EU counterparts and to UN secretary general Kofi Annan concerning the FYROM name issue, foreign ministry spokesman George Koumoutsakos told a regular press briefing.
In the letters, Molyviatis outlines the latest developments on the issue and details the Greek positions.
In his letter to the UN chief, in particular, Molyviatis stressed the importance placed by Greece on the FYROM name issue, reiterating the country's dedication of the procedure that has been agreed for continuation of the UN-sponsored dialogue between Greece and FYROM to find a mutually agreeable solution.
He also called for a reaffirmation of that process and Annan's encouragement for its continuation.
In his letter to the EU foreign ministers, Molyviatis pointed out, inter alia, that European dimension of FYROM's future was affected by the outstanding name issue.
Source: Athens News Agency