President Stevo Pendarovski, who is paying a working visit to the Kingdom of Sweden and participates in the International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism “Remember – React”, met today in Malmo with Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress.
President Pendarovski stressed that the Republic of North Macedonia is committed to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and securing historical responsibility for which it took concrete measures and activities that were widely recognized and appreciated. In this regard, President Pendarovski singled out the opening of the Holocaust Memorial Center of the Jews of Macedonia in Skopje, the working definitions adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance – on anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, the Declaration on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the deportation of the Macedonian Jews, as well as a significant number of domestic and international seminars on education and training and commemorative events in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
At the meeting, President Pendarovski stressed that the Holocaust must not be forgotten, and that it is necessary to educate the younger generations about the Holocaust and its denial. In this regard, as President Pendarovski emphasized, the Republic of North Macedonia has submitted an application for full membership in the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, IHRA.