Ivanov meets with Dimitrov: Name negotiations a personal game between Zaev and Tsipras


The President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, met today with Nikola Dimitrov, Zaev’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

At the meeting, Dimitrov informally informed about the recent developments related to the name talks, without enclosing any written document, despite repeated requests by the president to receive written official updates.

At the meeting, President Ivanov stressed that the failure to abide by the legal provisions for concluding international agreements, the entire process resembles a personal agreement between the two prime ministers (Zaev, Tsipras).

-The whole process resembles a personal agreement between Prime Minister Zaev and Prime Minister Tsipras, which has not provided a national consensus in the Republic of Macedonia. My position is that I do not accept a solution to the name issue for overall use, or erga omnes, said the Macedonian President.

President Ivanov underlined that the conclusion of an international agreement should be in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia, rather than foresee its amendment.