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Ambassador Angela Aggeler’s Interview with Kapital

Kapital:  PM Kovachevski was recently in the United States for meetings with senior administration officials. He met with Secretary Blinken and other high-ranking representatives of political life in Washington. Considering that North Macedonia is a strategic partner of the United States, how do you evaluate the visit and the strategic relations between the two countries?  ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Aggeler on the occasion of the United States’ 247th Independence Day

July 6, 2023 Mr. President, Mr. Prime Minister, Mr. Speaker, Ministers, fellow Ambassadors, friends: Good evening and thank you for joining me to commemorate the 247th anniversary of the independence of the United States. It is the honor of my lifetime to represent my country in yours – to serve as the American ambassador in ... Read More»

Ambassador Aggeler’s Remarks at “The United States’ and North Macedonia’s Relations in an Age of Geopolitical Turmoil” Conference

“The United States’ and North Macedonia’s Relations in an Age of Geopolitical Turmoil” Conference organized by the Presidential Center for Political Education June 22, 2023 Good afternoon and thank you President Pendarovski for inviting me to join you today. It’s great to see new and familiar faces – what a wonderfully diverse group of young leaders ... Read More»

Designation of Ramiz Merko, Mayor of Struga, North Macedonia, for Significant Corruption

PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JUNE 20, 2023 The United States is designating the mayor of the municipality of Struga, North Macedonia, Ramiz Merko, as generally ineligible for entry into the United States, due to his involvement in significant corruption. While serving as Struga’s mayor, Merko misappropriated funds and interfered with judicial and other ... Read More»

2023 Trafficking in Persons Report

Secretary Blinken and the United States Department of State Trafficking in Persons Office released the 2023 Trafficking in Persons Report . In the section on North Macedonia, the TIP Report notes that the Government of North Macedonia demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared with the previous reporting period, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, if any, on its anti-trafficking capacity; ... Read More»