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Macedonia leader looking to resolve wrangle with Greece over country's name

Macedonia's prime minister has repeated his will to reach a solution with Greece following more than two decades of dispute over his country's name.

Zoran Zaev, in the first-ever visit by a prime minister to neighbouring Kosovo on Tuesday, said Macedonian and Greek officials were working "to reconfirm their will of resuming essential talks ... to reach a solution".

Mr Zaev, in power since spring, has vowed to improve relations with Greece, which has opposed Macedonia's name since it declared it and won recognition by the United Nations after Yugoslavia's break-up in 1991.

Mr Zaev also said Skopje was open to an international investigation over a 2015 deadly attack of a group of militants from Kosovo in Kumanovo, northern Macedonia, that left eight police officers and 10 militants dead.



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