Author Archives: Sasko Golov

US Secretary of State Blinken Holds Meetings in Skopje

On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Skopje, where he was welcomed by PM Dimitar Kovacevski. “A warm welcome to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. At the meeting this afternoon, we once again highlighted our excellent relations and discussed the support provided by the US in continuity on our path to full- fledged EU membership and ...

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State Department Official: Blinken-Lavrov Meeting not Expected

VoA Macedonian, citing VoA’s State Department correspondent, quoted a senior Department official as saying that they didn’t expect Secretary Antony Blinken to have any meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the OSCE Ministerial Council in North Macedonia. “We don’t expect a meeting,” the official confirmed, answering a question about the possibility of any Blinken-Lavrov meeting. Asked about the ...

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Blinken Part of Dinner, Lavrov Arrives in Skopje Afterwards

The informal dinner of foreign ministers that are in Skopje for the OSCE Ministerial Council, hosted by North Macedonia’s Foreign Minister and the OSCE Chairperson-in- Office, Bujar Osmani, was held on Wednesday at the Aleksandar Palace Hotel in Skopje. As previously announced, heads of delegations of OSCE participating States and countries that are partners discussed the Russian aggression against Ukraine ...

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Osmani: North Macedonia Counts on Support from US

Regarding the OSCE ministerial Council, Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairperson-in- Office Bujar Osmani said there was no country that would be absent. As he explained, what the three Baltic states and Ukraine announced was the absence of their respective Foreign Ministers, but their delegations, with a full decision-making right, will be in Skopje. “I think that if we take a ...

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Borrell Visiting Skopje

Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice- President of the Commission, who is visiting Skopje and was part of the informal dinner in Skopje on Wednesday, commented on the decision to allow Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to participate in the OSCE Ministerial. “Your decision to allow Lavrov to participate is in line with our common ...

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Police and Health Authorities Ready for OSCE Ministerial

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski paid a visit on Wednesday to the HQ in the frames of the OSCE 2023 Operational Action. The goal is organisation, management, and coordination of measures and activities for safe and unimpeded holding of the OSCE Ministerial Council, which is bringing together 74 senior foreign delegations. “I am more than certain that we will present ourselves, ...

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Road Conditions 29.11.2023

Traffic on state roads runs smoothly, on dry roads. At certain roads going through ravines, minor rockslides are possible. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE calls for careful driving and adjustment of the speed to the conditions of the road. The MAKEDONIJAPAT PE’s on-call teams are constantly on-site and keep all roads passable.

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Ministers of Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine to Boycott OSCE Ministerial

The Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia, Margus Tsahkna, Gabrielius Landsbergis, and Krisjanis Karins, respectively, have decided to boycott the OSCE Ministerial Council in Skopje due to the presence of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. “For the past two years we have witnessed how one OSCE participating State has actively and brutally tried to annihilate another. Let us be ...

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Interior Ministry Preparing Traffic Regime for OSCE Ministerial Council

On Tuesday, from 9 am to 10 am, the Interior Ministry closed Ilinden Boulevard and surrounding streets for traffic, which resulted in long lines of vehicles on streets and boulevards open for traffic. The Ministry’s activities were part of the preparatory activities for the special traffic regime for the OSCE Ministerial Council taking place from 29 November to 1 December. ...

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Lesya Ukrainka Association Criticises Decision on Lavrov’s Visit

The Lesya Ukrainka Association of Ukrainians in North Macedonia has criticised the decision regarding Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s participation in the OSCE Ministerial Council. “We want to highlight that we highly appreciate the assistance and support so far from North Macedonia in every area, but we find unacceptable and not understandable the argument that the Government’s decision to admit ...

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