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J.M. Kaplan Fund funds Master Conservation Plan for archeological site Stobi

On September 30th, 2021, Ambassador Kate M. Byrnes attended the ceremony for promotion of the Master Conservation Plan for the archeological site Stobi, funded by the J.M. Kaplan Fund from the United States. The Master Conservation Plan for Stobi was created through a cooperation between National Institution (NI) Stobi and Balkan Heritage Foundation from Bulgaria, ...
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Embassy Hosts 13th Annual Blood and Food Drive

For the 13th consecutive September, we partnered with the Red Cross of the City of Skopje and the Institute of Transfusion Medicine to collect blood and food supplies for those in need.  Our Food and Blood Drive started in 2002 to honor the victims, survivors, and first responders of the September 11 attacks through community service. This year ...
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Statement by Secretary Blinken on North Macedonia National Day

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY BLINKEN North Macedonia National Day September 8, 2021 On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of North Macedonia as you celebrate 30 years of independence. We proudly welcomed North Macedonia as the 30th NATO Ally last year, a testament to your country’s firm dedication to regional and global peace and security.  Your participation in Alliance missions, including in Afghanistan, reflect your dedication and commitment ...
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Interview of Ambassador Kate Byrnes with Al Jazeera Balkans

Interview of Ambassador Kate Byrnes with Al Jazeera Balkans  August 13, 2021 Al Jazeera Balkans: Ambassador Byrnes thank you very much [for] being with us.   Ambassador Byrnes: Thank you very much Milka. I’m glad to be here.   Al Jazeera Balkans: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Ohrid Framework Agreement, which ended the interethnic conflict in Macedonia. Is North Macedonia today ...
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Trafficking in Persons Report 2021

NORTH MACEDONIA: Tier 2 The Government of North Macedonia does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. Despite the documented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its anti-trafficking capacity, the government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore North ...
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