Tag: U.S.-Macedonia Relations

UMD Hosts Welcome Dinner with new U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia

UMD Hosts Welcome Dinner with new U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia

On June 19, 2019, the United Macedonian Diaspora hosted a dinner for the newly confirmed U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia, Kate Marie Byrnes. The Ambassador and her Chief of Mission, Jennifer R. Littlejohn, attended the dinner along with distinguished guests, members and supporters of UMD. Among those in attendance were representatives from various industries, all of whom have strong connections to…

UMD Calls for U.S. Embassy Apology over Macedonian Anthem Blunder

UMD Calls for U.S. Embassy Apology over Macedonian Anthem Blunder

The United Macedonian Diaspora called for an immediate statement of apology by the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia for last night’s unacceptable disrespect of the Macedonian national anthem during the annual 4th of July reception. The Macedonian national anthem performed by Macedonia’s Eurovision contestant Tamara Todevska was sung incorrectly. In Todevska’s version an entire important portion of lyrics, which referred…

Congressman John Conyers of Michigan Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman John Conyers (Democrat-13th Congressional District of Michigan) has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). Currently, the Caucus numbers twenty members of Congress. Click here to send a letter to your member of Congress to join the Macedonia Caucus. Congressman Conyers took office in 1965, and…

New York Congressman Maffei Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to welcome the newest member of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) – Congressman Daniel B. Maffei (Democrat-New York).  Congressman Maffei represents the 24th Congressional District of New York and is the first member of Congress to join the Macedonia Caucus in 2013.   Congressman Maffei was first elected to…