New York

24 September 2016

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Gjorge Ivanov, President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Gjorge Ivanov, President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. 
The Secretary-General encouraged the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to work towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and to ratify the Paris Agreement. 
The Secretary-General and the President also discussed the name issue and the confidence-building measures between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece. The Secretary-General reiterated the readiness of his Personal Envoy, Mr. Nimetz, to assist both countries in that regard.