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Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 

Observance of Ohrid Framework Agreement 16. anniversary

Observance of Ohrid Framework Agreement 16. anniversary

Skopje, 13 August 2017 (MIA) - Sunday marks the 16. anniversary of the Ohrid Framework Agreement (OFA), which put an end to the 2001 conflict in Macedonia and set up a framework for the country's interethnic coexistence and Euro-Atlantic perspective.

On the occasion, an event will be held in Skopje under the auspices of the Vice Premier for OFA Implementation and Political System Hazbi Lika and Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi.

Following days of negotiations in Ohrid, OFA was signed in Skopje on 13 August 2001. Then President Boris Trajkovski, former Prime Minister and VMRO-DPMNE leader Ljubco Georgievski, as well as SDSM, DPA and PDP leaders, Branko Crvenkovski, Arben Xhaferi and Imer Imeri respectively, signed the treaty.

The EU and US special representatives, Francois Leotard and James Pardew respectively, signed the document on behalf of the international community.

The then EU foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, US representative Pieter Feith and legal experts, such as professors Vlado Popovski and Ljubomir Frchkovski, also took part in the negotiations. ik/11:02

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