President Ivanov distinguishes Professor Jovan Pavlevski with Medal of Merit for Macedonia
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 11:16   

PRM_medal_Pavlevski_01The President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, distinguished today Mr. Jovan Pavlevski with Medal of Merit for Macedonia for his long-term promotion of the Republic of Macedonia in the French Republic and throughout the Francophone world.

The Medal of Merit is awarded to Prof. Jovan Pavlevski for exceptional dedication and engagement in his work and activities in the French Republic, thus making a significant contribution to the promotion of the friendly relations and cooperation with the French Republic, as well as for affirmation of the Republic of Macedonia in the world.

“His merits are not only in the field of publishing. As a committed intellectual, he has been advocating and promoting the interests of the Republic of Macedonia in the French Republic and the Francophone world for decades. For many Francophone authors, creators and opinion makers, the meeting with Pavlevski is their first direct meeting with Macedonia and the Macedonian worldview. They see in him what kind of people Macedonia creates. Thus, Professor Pavlevski became the Macedonian voice in the economic and political sciences in the Francophone world”, President Ivanov said.

Professor Pavlevski thanked for the award given by President Ivanov.

“For me, this medal is overwhelming. As a child from Macedonia, it is the first time, after the film, that I get such recognition and I am grateful. Thank you very much. In these moments you are a very great President and your name, I am convinced, will enter the history of the world. There will be no book on political, social sciences without your name inside”, professor Jovan Pavlevski stressed in the speech.

Professor Pavlevski is from the Berovo village Ratevo. In 1960 he left for France, where he holds a doctorate at the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences at the University of Paris. In his academic career, he was a professor at the Universities of Rouen, Casablanca and Sorbonne. He is the founder of one of the five largest publishing houses for economic and political literature in Europe and the world, “Economics”, which has published over 18,000 authors. Professor Pavlevski is the holder of several top state and academic decorations in the French Republic.