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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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North Macedonia Travel Advisory: North Macedonia – Level 2: Exercise increased caution

Subject: North Macedonia Travel Advisory: Level 2: Exercise increased caution, August 9, 2021 Exercise increased caution in North Macedonia due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for North Macedonia due to COVID-19, indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia: Wildfire Safety and Personal Crisis Preparedness

Location: Throughout North Macedonia. The current major affected areas include: Shtip region Pehchevo and Delchevo region Skopje region (Saraj) Bitola region Kumanovo region Veles region Tetevo region Strumica region  Event: On August 5, the Government of North Macedonia declared a nationwide state of crisis due to the outbreak of numerous major wildfires throughout the country.  Currently, a ...
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