US Relations

Five U.S. Senators Introduce NATO Enlargement Legislation

Source: Senator Bill Frist’s Website WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. (R-Tenn.) made the following statement after joining with Sens. Lugar (R-Ind.), Biden  (D-Del.), Smith (R-Ore.) and McCain (R-Ariz.) to introduce legislation supporting the admission of Albania, Croatia, Georgia and Macedonia to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): “For more than 50 years, the NATO has…

New Jersey Issues Joint Legislative Resolution on Macedonian Independence

Release No. 06-09/08  GARFIELD, NEW JERSEY – On September 8, 2006, the Macedonian-American community of New Jersey celebrated the signing of a ceremonial Joint Legislative Resolution from the State of New Jersey Senate and the General Assembly honoring and saluting the Republic of Macedonia upon the auspicious 15th anniversary of its independence.  Members of the organization United Macedonian Diaspora who…

U.S. Congratulates Macedonia on Success in Clearing Land Mines

Source: U.S. Department of State United States helped fund six mine-removal teams, mine-clearance training for 60 By Mary SpechtWashington File Staff Writer Washington — The United States congratulated Macedonia September 29 for successfully clearing land mines from its territory and thus joining “the growing number of countries that are no longer significantly affected by land mines leftover from past conflicts.”…

U.S.-Macedonian Relations

The United States and Macedonia have enjoyed good bilateral relations since Macedonia gained its independence in 1991. The United States formally recognized Macedonia on February 8, 1994, and the two countries established full diplomatic relations on September 13, 1995.  The U.S. Liaison Office was upgraded to an Embassy in February 1996, and the first U.S. Ambassador to Skopje arrived in…

U.S. Congressional delegation visits Macedonia

Source: U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia A delegation from the United States House of Representatives Democracy Assistance Commission, led by Republican Chairman David Dreier (California) and Ranking Democratic Member David Price (North Carolina), arrived in Macedonia today for a three-day program with the National Assembly. The Commission’s mission is to strengthen democratic institutions by assisting parliaments in emerging democracies. Central…

U.S. “Shadow Wolves” Train Macedonian Border Police

Source: US Embassy in Skopje  Three officers from the United States Department of Homeland Security Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement will visit Gevgelija May 7-11, 2007, to train Macedonian Border Police Officers in methods used to track persons suspected of smuggling and other illegal activities in border areas.  The training is part of U.S. Embassy support for Macedonia’s efforts…

IU professors in Macedonia to help shape math and science education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2007 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Seven Indiana University School of Education professors are in Macedonia this week to help promote modern teaching methods in math and science. The professors are taking part in a five-day workshop with government officials, teachers and other educational leaders in the country to train instructors to conduct workshops with Macedonian science…

Foreign Minister Milososki Meets with Secretary Rice

On July 10, 2007, Macedonia’s Foreign Minister had a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice regarding Macedonia’s progress on its road towards NATO membership.  United Macedonian Diaspora is grateful for the support the United States has given to Macedonia since independence in 1991.  Source: U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing on July 10, 2007 QUESTION: Mr. McCormack,…

USAID Provides Assistance to Help Fight Wildfires in Albania and Macedonia

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 30, 2007 Press Office: 202-712-4320Public Information: 202-712-4810 www.usaid.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $100,000 to assist the Governments of Albania and Macedonia in combating recent wildfires. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephen Cristina declared a disaster in Albania on July 27 and…

UMD Statement on Veterans Day

UMD Statement on Veterans Day

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) today released the following statement regarding Veterans Day. Today, the United States honors Veterans living across the nation, those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of freedom, and the men and women serving the United States today so admirably at home and overseas.  UMD, on behalf of all Americans of…

Fresh U.S. graduates can have a longer OPT in US

Nineteen United States of America senators request an extension of the period of Optional Practical Training (OPT) given to a foreign student following his/her graduation from a United States university. This proposed increase to a 29-month timeframe from the current term of only 12 months will increase the chances of successful H1B visa petitions for many Macedonians that have graduated…