Greece

    Greece Sept. 29 voiced frustration at the lack of progress in UN-backed talks for resolving its long-running dispute with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia over the latter country's official name. "Greece has participated in good faith" in negotiations on the name issue over the past 15 years, Anastassis Mitsialis, the country's ambassador to the UN, stressed in his address to the General Assembly's annual high-level debate. Despite Greece's "huge step towards a compromise" by accepting the use of ‘Macedonia' with a geographical qualifier in the name, no substantive progress has been made in the talks, he said. (UN News Service)

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