US Relations

UMD Honors Victims of 9/11

Dear Fellow Macedonian-Americans: The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) calls upon all Macedonian-Americans to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks upon our nation.  Today is a day to remember both those who lost their lives during the attacks and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our nation in the years that have followed.  UMD…

UMD Thanks Congressman K. Michael Conaway

June 18, 2008 The Honorable K. Michael Conaway511 Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515 RE:  Withdrawal of Sponsorship of House Resolution 356 Dear Congressman Conaway: On behalf of all Macedonian-Americans, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) thanks you for withdrawing your co-sponsorship of House Resolution 356.  Your wise decision to withdraw your sponsorship of House Resolution 356 honors the Republic of…

Macedonian envoy visits Hamburg

 Source: The Buffalo News By Elmer Ploetz NEWS STAFF REPORTER When Jack Edson started to introduce the guests at the Hamburg Library Friday, he held up a pair of books. One featured children’s favorite Junie B. Jones. The other was the Bible. Both were written in the Macedonian language — and in the Cyrillic alphabet. The books were two of…

Calling all Macedonian Heritage Speakers in the U.S.

Please help us present the existence of heritage speakers of Macedonian in the U.S. and help us improve Macedonian heritage language instruction. (A heritage Macedonian language learner has been raised in a home where Macedonian language is spoken and who is able to communicate in English and in Macedonian.) Elena Petroska is a visiting professor at Indiana University in Bloomington,…

Study Macedonian at Indiana University

Every summer there is an eight-week intensive language course in Macedonian during the summer at The Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL) at Indiana University: http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/tuition.shtml The enthusiasm, commitment and strong pedagogical skills of IU faculty make the Summer Workshop one of the best intensive language programs in the United States. Please follow and like…

UMD Hails U.S.-Macedonia Strategic Partnership and Cooperation Declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 7, 2008 – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) hails the Declaration of Strategic Partnership and Cooperation Between the United States of America and the Republic of Macedonia signed today in Washington, D.C. by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Macedonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Milososki.  UMD, which has been at the forefront of increasing…

UMD Hails U.S.-Macedonia Strategic Partnership and Cooperation Declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 7, 2008 – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) hails the Declaration of Strategic Partnership and Cooperation Between the United States of America and the Republic of Macedonia signed today in Washington, D.C. by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Macedonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Milososki.  UMD, which has been at the forefront of increasing…

A name to reckon with

On May 4, 2008, The Washington Times published UMD President Metodija A. Koloski’s Commentary article, on page B4, entitled “A name to reckon with.”  The commentary can be read by clicking HERE.   Please follow and like us:

U.S. Ambassador refers to Macedonia as an “exporter of security”

U.S. Ambassador refers to Macedonia as an “exporter of security”

Source: U.S. Embassy Remarks by Ambassador Milovanovic at the awards ceremony presentation of medals to members of Iraqi Freedom December 14, 2007 at 1435, Army House, Room 4 Minister Elenovski, General Stojanovski, honored guests and distinguished members of the Macedonian contingents who participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is a pleasure to be with you today as we recognize the…

Macedonia removes visa requirement for Canadian citizens

Skopje, December 1 (MIA) – The Macedonian Government has decided to annul the visa regime for the citizens of Canada, according to the government spokesman Ivica Bocevski who announced this decision to journalists on Saturday December 1st. With this decision, many Macedonians who now live in Canada will be able to freely travel to Macedonia and more importantly this law…

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…

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…