New York

28 September 2013

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.  They discussed prospects for resolving the “name” dispute between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, including the outcome of the recent visit to the region of the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy, Matthew Nimetz.  The Secretary-General and Prime Minister Gruevski also exchanged views on developments in the Western Balkans. They also touched upon climate change and the recently released report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.