SKOPJE (ANA/N. Frangopoulos) - Three out of the initially seven issues that were put on the table during the negotiations between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) have been settled, FYROM's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said on Wednesday, speaking to journalists during a visit to the town of Negotino.

Asked to specify which issues he was referring to, he said he preferred not to go into any details which could create problems in the ongoing talks. He said it is important to build confidence between the two sides towards resolving the name issue, adding that he believed the rest could also be resolved soon.

Zaev also said his government is ready to accept a geographical qualifier but not a time determinant and added other proposals have also been rejected.