North Macedonia in the World

North Macedonia in the World

On 12 January a commemorative ceremony was held at Butmir Camp in Sarajevo on the occasion of the ninth anniversary of the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of 11 members of the Aviation Brigade of the Macedonian Army.

Today, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Macedonia and the United Mexican States, the Ambassadors of both countries to the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Mrs. Vera Jovanovska – Tipko and H.E. Mr. Marco Antonio Garcia Blanco, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Belgrade between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of Macedonia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UMS on establishing political consultations framework on issues of mutual interest.

On 7 December 2016 a founding meeting was held at the premises of the House of Representatives for the Parliamentary group of Japanese-Macedonian friendship within the Japanese Parliament (National Diet) which was attended by representatives of the Japanese MFA, and where Macedonian Ambassador in Tokyo, Andrijana Cvetkovikj PhD, gave a presentation about the Republic of Macedonia in Japanese.

 

The Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia in Sarajevo took part in the 10th jubilee humanitarian diplomatic bazaar organized by the Association of the Spouses of the Heads of Missions, which was held in the Mirza Delibashikj hall within the Skenderija sports complex on 3 December 2016.

 

On the occasion of 1 December – Day of the First President of Kazakhstan and World AIDS Day – the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia in Astana in cooperation with KAZGUU University, the Directorate for Support of the Diplomatic Corps and the Center for Transfusion organized a blood donation campaign.

On 26 and 27 November the 16th Summit of la Francophonie was held in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar under the theme: “Shared growth and responsible development: conditions for stability around the world and within La Francophonie”, where Gabriel Atanasov, Personal Representative of the President at La Francophonie and Charge d’Affairs at the Macedonian Embassy in Paris, represented the Republic of Macedonia.

The Consulate General in Thessaloniki presented the tourism offer of the Republic of Macedonia at the largest tourism fair in Greece – “Philoxenia”, which was held from 18 to 20 November 2016.

 

Yesterday, the art exhibition of the famous Parisian painter with Macedonian origin, Omer Kaleshi, titled: Omer’s Heads of Life was opened at the premises of the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia in Vienna. The exhibition, with the artist in attendance, was opened by the Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to Austria, Vasilka Poposka Trenevska. In her address, Ambassador Poposka Trenevska underlined that throughout his nearly six-decades long career, painter Kaleshi has remained true to his roots, and the central motif in his abundant works of art is always reserved for the man, emphasising that the predominant motif in Omer Kaleshi’s paintings are human heads as symbols of the human spirit.

On 1 November, 2016 a promotion of Macedonian wineries including Dalvina, Kamnik, Ezemit, Popova Kula, IMAKO, Stobi, Tikves and Popov Winery was held in Amsterdam. The Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia in the Netherlands, Igor Popov delivered his address at the event where he referred to the rich and centuries-old tradition of producing quality wine on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia, the progress of Macedonian wine producers who in the last decade, with the support of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia have become an equal partner with the most renowned wine producers in the world, winning recognition and numerous global awards.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to Japan, Andrijana Cvetkovikj, took part as member of the jury in the 56th Miss International Pageant 2016, held on 27.10.2016 in Tokyo under the auspices of the Japan Business Federation New Business Conference and International Cultural Association aimed to promote international peace, understanding and cultural cooperation by putting women in the focus of this idea, where Cvetkovikj presented the award to the First Runner-Up – Miss Australia, while the winner of the 55th Miss International Pageant was Miss Philippines.