President Stevo Pendarovski, on the occasion of the New Year holidays, sent a congratulation message to the citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia.
Dear fellow citizens,
I wish you a better and peaceful year ahead. The past year has seen security, economic and energy challenges that have increased inequality and raised fears about long-term stability.
However, in the past year we witnessed the humanity of people with good will who, in addition to their own, took care of the needs of others. These heroes of solidarity donated food, clothes and medicine and gave their time and attention to support those who need help the most. Many of them actively advocated for social justice and a society with equal opportunities for all. Restoring our hope in the common good, they remind us that we need each other and that we are mutually responsible.
The state is the home that we can only build together, united around the vision of a humane, just and prosperous society in which there will be a place for everyone. In order to reach the common goal that we have been striving for since the beginning of Macedonian independence, we need commitment and hope that the situation will be better.
In the new year 2023, I wish you joy in the heart, peace in the soul and hope in life, as well as a lot of health and success in every field.
I wish you a happy new year!