Foreign ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras on Thursday stated that “we are interested in the future. We wish to achieve to a solution to the fYRoM name issue and also we want to facilitate the neighboring country’s accession into the EU and NATO.”

Delavekouras made the comment when asked about a statement reportedly made by fYRoM Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski on the stance adopted by his landlocked country in the past.

Responding to a press question on the imminent opening of a public hearing at the International Court of Justice in The Hague (ICJ) on March 21, following fYRoM’s recourse to the ICJ, Delavekouras said Greece is very well prepared and will demonstrate, amongst others, that fYRoM violated the September 1995 "Interim Accord".