The draft agreement that Athens will submit within the scope of the negotiations over the FYROM naming dispute will be ready in February, said Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias in an interview with Reuters. “It won’t be a Greek text containing only our views, nor a done deal-compromise. It will be a text which we consider could be the basis upon which we could start to cooperate”, he explained. An agreement could be reached in the following months, said Mr. Kotzias, stressing, “In life, Alexander the Great proved we should cut Gordian knots”.

The Greek Foreign Minister also underlined that there is a new momentum to settle the naming dispute, since a more moderate government was elected in FYROM last year and following three years of trust-building efforts, proposed and promoted by the Greek side.

Translation: Eleni Gogou