Greek FM Kotzias: Committee to Remove Irredentism in Skopje Textbooks

We should wait for the local elections in October to be concluded and to see whether the new government in Skopje will solidify its position in order to be able to start more serious talks over the name issue, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias told EPT TV. 

He said the matter of irredentism was discussed with his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Dimitrov, whom he calls 'an exceptionally interesting person.' 

"We agreed that a joint committee should be set up in November, tasked with in the next four months do its job - to remove irredentism from text books and geographical maps. It is a vital step, which will be followed by other ones that have been already discussed," stated FM Kotzias.



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