Foreign Minister: Greece will propose composite name on Fyrom name issue

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Foreign Minister: Greece will propose composite name on Fyrom name issueGreece is considered a top destination for Fyrom tourists

Greece will propose a composite name for all uses in its negotiations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYROM) on the name issue, which will differentiate it from the Greek Macedonia with geographic qualifiers, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias announced in a televised interview with ANT1 on Monday night, according to ANA.

The minister revealed that the cabinet has decided on its proposals for the name which will be presented in meetings with representatives of the neighbouring country. "I don't think we should start discussing now [on television] one or the other name," he said. 

Asked about the possibility of a referendum in fYROM, he argued that it is a "domestic issue" for the country but warning that if the deal is rejected, "the cost for the country will be greater than what anybody can imagine today." 

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