United Nations Special Mediator on the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's (fYRoM) "name issue" Matthew Nimetz will be holding talks with the representatives of Greece and fYRoM at the UN's headquarters.

A UN secretariat spokesman told the ANA-MPA that a statement will be issued after the talks.

UN SG's spokesman on fYRoM name issue

The UN Secretary General's spokesman, Martin Nesirki, replying to a relevant question during Tuesday's press briefing, reiterated the recent reference made in Berlin by Ban Ki-moon to the issue of the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRoM), terming the problem "extremely longlasting" and "difficult."

According to the spokesman, the international organisation's Secretary General called on both sides to face it with "good faith" and with the assistance of his special envoy, Matthew Nimetz, stressing that the Secretary General believes that it must be resolved because "it is not only an important bilateral issue, but affects the wider region."