Macedonia in the World

Macedonia in the World

On 20 May at the Ballroom of the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Macedonia and Poland was marked with the authentic music project "Makedonissimo" of Simon Trpcheski and friends (Aleksandar Krapovski on violin, Aleksandar Somov on cello, Hidan Mamudov on clarinet/saxophone, Vlatko Nushev, percussionist and clarinetist Risto Gjorevski, who are on their Polish tour). The audience in the packed hall enjoyed the sounds of Macedonian music in the arrangement of our composer Pande Shahov. The concert, which is also a part of the programme marking the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence, sparked a lot of attention, and the musicians were rewarded with standing ovations.

On 26 February on the occasion of the 14th anniversary of the plane crash that claimed the lived of former President of RM, Boris Trajkovski and members of his delegation, a homage-paying ceremony was held at Matica Brda in Rotmile, municipality of Stolac near Mostar.

 

On 28 November a Memorandum of Understanding for Academic Cooperation was signed between the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius and Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

 

At the initiative of the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia in Tokyo, and in cooperation with the Memorial House of Mother Teresa, the exhibition "Mother Teresa – Saint from Skopje, Saint of the World", running from 27 November to 8 December, is displayed in Sophia University in Tokyo. In addition to presenting the life and work of Mother Teresa, the exhibition also aims to show the strong bond between Mother Teresa and Japan, supported by the fact that numerous Japanese artists have dedicated part of their work to her life and mission. The exhibition is hosted at Sophia University, where Mother Teresa also lectured on three occasions, in 1981, 1982, and 1984.

Within the framework of the permanent cooperation between the Institute for Geostrategic Research and Foreign Policy (The Institute) of the MFA of RM, the Director of the Institute, Ambassador Abdulakadar Memedi met with the Chief of EUCOM’s Office of Defense Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, LTC Kristopher S.Mitchell.

On 26 October 2017 the newly formed Parliamentary Friendship Group with the Republic of Macedonia held its inaugural session at the Canadian Parliament.

 

The Republic of Macedonia successfully presented itself at the 82. International Trade Fair held from 9 to 17 September in Thessaloniki.

 

The Macedonian Mentoring Network in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Macedonian Embassy in Warsaw held the first Macedonian-Polish Business Forum of women entrepreneurs from 28 June to 1 July 2017 in Warsaw, Poland.

On 30 June, a Balkan Music Night was held as part of the 4th Mediterranean cultural festival of Kastoria where traditional Macedonian and Greek music was performed.


The inaugural first charter flight with Polish tourists from Katowice to Ohrid was realized on 22 June as part of the first comprehensive tourism offer for Macedonia by the Polish tour-operator REGO-Bis. The event was carried out at the Katowice Airport with the attendance of the Charge d’Affaires at the Macedonian Embassy Gorica Atanasova Gjorevska at the invitation of the tour-operator.