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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. 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 Specht Washington 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. 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.”…

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 håonoring and saluting the Republic of Macedonia upon the auspicious 15th anniversary of its independence.  Members of the organization United Macedonian Diaspora who reside in the State…

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…

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 served…

SUCCESSFUL ACTION ALERT – Macedonia in NATO 2008

Macedonia is a candidate country for NATO membership, and hopes to receive a clear signal to join at the NATO Summit in Riga, Latvia being held on November 28-29, 2006. Let’s help Macedonia! Contact Your State Senator TODAY and Ask Them to Co-Sponsor Senate Bill 4014 Washington, DC – On September 29, 2006, Senator Richard G. Lugar, joined by Senator Joseph R.…

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…

SUCCESSFUL ACTION ALERT – Macedonia in NATO 2008

Macedonia is a candidate country for NATO membership, and hopes to receive a clear signal to join at the NATO Summit in Riga, Latvia being held on November 28-29, 2006. Let’s help Macedonia!  Contact Your State Senator TODAY and Ask Them to Co-Sponsor Senate Bill 4014 Washington, DC – On September 29, 2006, Senator Richard G. Lugar, joined by Senator Joseph…

Young Macedonian Students Tour State Department

Source: U.S. Embassy in Macedonia Website  The United Macedonian Diaspora helped coordinate the visits to the Capitol and to the various monuments, Smithsonian museums, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  Several UMDiaspora members assisted as tour guides throughout the week visit. Students are winners of annual Doors to Diplomacy Web site contest By Mary Specht Washington File Staff Writer 22 September 2006 Washington — Four…

Young Macedonian Students Tour State Department

Young Macedonian Students Tour State Department

Source: U.S. Embassy in Macedonia Website  The United Macedonian Diaspora helped coordinate the visits to the Capitol and to the various monuments, Smithsonian museums, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  Several UMDiaspora members assisted as tour guides throughout the week visit. Students are winners of annual Doors to Diplomacy Web site contest By Mary SpechtWashington File Staff Writer22 September 2006  Washington — Four…

U.S. Ambassador and Macedonian Minister of Culture Sign Grant for Cultural Preservation

U.S. Ambassador and Macedonian Minister of Culture Sign Grant for Cultural Preservation

Source: U.S. Embassy to Macedonia Website.  U.S. Ambassador Gillian Milovanovic and Macedonian Minister of Culture Ilirjan Bekiri signed a grant agreement awarding nearly $27,000 to the Ministry of Culture for Preservation of the Megalithic Observatory Kokino in Staro Nagoricane near Kumanovo.  Support is made available through the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.  The one-year project will develop in three stages:  site…