Nikola Gruevski, prime minister of Macedonia
Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski says he does not expect the United States or any other country to resolve the Greek-Macedonian dispute involving the Balkan nation's name.
Mr. Gruevski says only Macedonia and Greece can resolve the controversy, noting that Macedonian officials should stay focused on the issue.
The Macedonian leader made his comments late Wednesday after meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Washington.
Greece wants Macedonia to change its name, which is also the name of a region in Greece. Macedonia has refused. Greece, a member of the European Union and NATO, has blocked Macedonia's efforts to join both organizations.
In addition to the name dispute, Mr. Gruevski spoke to Mr. Biden about Macedonia's aspirations to join NATO and the European Union.
Mr. Gruevski and his delegation also met Wednesday with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon.
The prime minister's three-day visit to Washington ends Thursday.