New Year’s address by the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov
Saturday, 31 December 2016 09:18   

NovogodishnoObrakjanjeRespected citizens of the Republic of Macedonia,

May we soon forget the year we are leaving behind.

During the year, we faced many crises and challenges.

It is time we drew lessons and come out stronger, wiser and more responsible. We shall not allow all the negative things therein to happen again.

The new 2017, in each of us, awakens new expectations, new hopes, new desires.

In these times when we feel the power of hope and joy, we remind ourselves of the fundamental human values, the need to be in solidarity, to be humane, just...

These days, when we celebrate and rejoice, awe need to look back at what each one of us has done for his family, for his friends, for his neighbors, for his society, for his country.

Dear fellow citizens,

In the New Year, I wish, above all, good health, happiness, a lot of love and kindness.
May your wishes come true and the reality be prettier and more pleasant for us all.
Let us achieve success which will make us all happy.
May we forgive and respect.
Help and support.
In everything we do, we should consciously encourage the best in us and the best in others.
Because that is the only way to build Macedonia as a humane and just society.

May the coming holidays bring new strength, new joy, positive thoughts and renewed hope for a life filled with peace, prosperity and welfare.

Happy New 2017!