Former Macedonian First Lady and Prime Minister, current MPs Visit UMD Headquarters

On February 6, 2014, at UMD Headquarters in Washington, D.C., UMD leadership met with former First Lady of Macedonia Vilma Trajkovska, former Prime Minister of Macedonia Vlado Buckovski, Vice President of the Macedonian Parliament Suzana Saliu, and Members of Macedonian Parliament Silvana Boneva and Vlatko Gjorcev.

The discussions focused on U.S.-Macedonia relations, Macedonia’s NATO and EU prospects, inter-ethnic relations within Macedonia, and Diaspora voting rights for the next Presidential elections in Macedonia on April 13th.

February 26th marks the 10th year anniversary of the tragic death of President Boris Trajkovski – he will never be forgotten.

Left to right: UMD Chairman Stojan Nikolov, Macedonian Ambassador Dr. Zoran Jolevski, MP Vlatko Gjorcev, former First Lady of Macedonia Vilma Trajkovska, UMD Los Angeles Representative Dimitar Nasev, MP Suzana Saliu, UMD President Metodija A. Koloski, MP Silvana Boneva, UMD member Marija Nikolov, UMD D.C./Virginia/Maryland Representative Zhikica Pagovski, former Macedonian Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski, UMD Advisory Council Member from Buffalo, NY Mark Mitskovski, UMD member Zoran Pesevski, UMD Macedonian Companion Stojan Trajkov, and UMD International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow Aleksej Demjanski.