- Saturday, April 08, 2017 12:15 PM
Skopje, 8 April 2017 (MIA) - President Gjorge Ivanov congratulated Saturday members of the Roma community on the International Romani Day-April 8.
"Over the years, Macedonia has been committed to the improvement of the general position of Roma in all walks of life. However, enhancement of the broader economic and social status of Roma is unthinkable beyond the education context", reads the note.
Ivanov says he would continue to engage in efforts towards overcoming prejudices.
"Improvement of the position of Roma means promotion of non-discrimination through respect of traditional values and deep understanding of cultural traits", stresses the President.
Prime Minister Emil Dimitriev also extended congratulations over the International Romani Day, saying the observance clearly demonstrated the continuity and respect that Macedonia nurtures for the Roma community.
"Over the past year, the Government continued to support the education and culture of the Roma community, support to the Romani NGOs and mediation centres, employment and business start-up, raising health awareness, social rights etc", says Dimitriev.
He voices conviction that such support would continue in the future, in the framework of the country's concept of respecting all communities towards a stable and sustainable multiethnic society. ik/12:13
All Rights Reserved.This material may not be stored, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form, except with the prior express permission of Macedonian Information Agency.
- 5:28 PM | WB Digital Summit: Fake news – challenge for traditional media
Macedonia is not speared from the fake news phenomenon. The problem is not new and the technological...
- 5:22 PM | Bulgaria to resume support to Macedonia's EU and NATO accession
Bulgaria will continue to support Macedonia in its efforts for full-fledged membership in EU and NAT...
- 4:13 PM | Merkel urges compromise, Macron wants solidarity on euro zone reforms
Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a spirit of compromise on reforming the euro zone at a meeting o...
- 4:07 PM | DSWB6: Western Balkan countries outline digital transformation goals
Western Balkan countries pledge to reduce roaming charges within the region and with the European Un...
- 4:06 PM | State Department: US supports Macedonia’s accession to EU, NATO
The US State Department has voiced strong support of Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic future, as the Europe...