The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Evangelos Venizelos, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic. They exchanged views on prospects for resolving the “name” dispute between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, including the outcomes of the recent visit to the region of the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy, Mr. Matthew Nimetz.
The Secretary-General and Mr. Venizelos also discussed the expected resumption, in the fall, of negotiations to reach a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus. Likewise, they exchanged views on the latest developments in Syria.