President Pendarovski meets with the US Ambassador Byrnes

2 September 2020 | Meetings, Press Releases

President Stevo Pendarovski received today the US Ambassador to the country, Kate Byrnes.

The meeting discussed the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the dealing of which was also assisted by the US support for the health professionals, as well as for other sectors for the citizens who were affected by the crisis.

The interlocutors also exchanged views on the challenges facing the new government and the need to maintain a national consensus in order to successfully implement the reforms needed to meet our second strategic goal, EU membership, after we became a full member of NATO last spring.

At the same time, Ambassador Byrnes handed over to President Pendarovski a congratulatory message from the US President Donald Trump on the occasion of September 8, the Independence Day, which reads as follows:

” Dear Mr. President,

On the behalf of American people, I congratulate you and the citizens of North Macedonia on the occasion of your Independence Day on September 8.

This year’s celebrations are taking place against the backdrop of a global pandemic. Despite this historic challenge, North Macedonia safely and transparently held democratic elections in July, and your country remains committed to advancing security, stability, and prosperity across the region. Capitalizing on the positive momentum of NATO accession, North Macedonia is already adding value to the Alliance, hosting major exercises at the Krivolak Military Training Center. The United States is proud to be your ally, and we support North Macedonia’s aspirations of deeper European integration and your path to membership in the European Union.”


Donald J. Trump





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