“Macedonia and Greece are “very dedicated” to resolving their long-running name dispute, a UN mediator said on April 25 following talks between the two countries’ foreign ministers in Vienna.

“We discussed the open issues between the parties, including the name issue,” Matthew Nimetz said after a meeting in Vienna between Nikos Kotzias of Greece and his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Dimitrov.

“It was an intense discussion, very cordial and…both sides are very dedicated to reaching a solution. The process will continue in the next weeks,” the veteran American diplomat told reporters.” (RFE/RL)