Roth: Name deal proves it’s possible to overcome deep differences

Roth: Name deal proves it’s possible to overcome deep differences
The historic agreement between Greece and Macedonia over the name dispute proves that it is possible to overcome deep bilateral differences, if confidence is increased and political will exists, Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office, Michael Roth told Monday.

In the statement, prior to his participation at the meeting of foreign ministers of Western Balkans Summit in London, he underscored that stability and democratic development of the countries in the region is in the interest both for Germany and for Europe and also are of significant importance for their own security.

“The meeting is an opportunity for the countries in the region to improve regional cooperation and by this to boost their accession to the EU,” Roth said.

He said that German Government supports the work of the regional youth community within the framework of the Berlin process aimed at achieving growth of confidence not only among politicians, but also among citizens.

“The key point here is reconciliation of future generations in the region in which the wounds of the wars continue to be present,” Roth underlined.

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