24July2017

Serbian FM Says Recognising Macedonia Under Constitutional Name a Mistake

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I feel that Serbia made a mistake 20 years ago when it recognised Skopje under the name Republic of Macedonia. This was not fair to Greece, Serbian FM Ivica Dacic said after the Athens meeting with Greek FM Nikos Kotzias. He added that ‘Skopje has always had negative position on the Kosovo and Metohija issue. “They recognised the independence of Kosovo and voted for its admission to UNESCO,” said Dacic. In a reaction Macedonian FM Nikola Dimitrov voiced regret over the statement of the Serbian FM. “I am convinced that the two friendly peoples prefer to have ties based on mutual respect, understanding and European spirit,” reads Dimitrov’s reaction.

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