- Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:59 PM
Skopje, 13 September 2017 (MIA) - Prime Minister Zoran ZAev met on Wednesday with representatives of the Veterans' Associaton, which represents veterans of the World War Two partisan movement. Zaev met with Vera Buntevska, Evzi Memeti and Trajko Stamatoski, and was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska and Labour and Welfare Minister Mila Carovska.
The Government press service informed that the Vetarans' Association representatives congratulated Zaev on his appointment as Prime Minister and the formation of the democratic Government.
"Your strives, faith and optimism give strength and lead us forward. We believe in you, we support you and we encourage you to continue with the wise policies which care for all the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia and give us back our dignity in the region and internationally", the visitors told Zaev.
They also expressed their gratitude that the newly amended budget provides funding for their organization and for the understanding which the Government has shown toward the National Liberation Struggle.
Zaev promised that the association will receive funding in 2018 as well and will be able to continue to "nurture the tradition and the results from the liberation struggle, through modern day patriotism".
"It is important in a historic sense that the values which are important for the contemporary and future generations, the sobriety, determination for freedom, love and protection of the state, which are represented in the Veterans' Association, whose member I am, as well as supporter", said Zaev.
The Government promised to help the association to find suitable offices, after their properties were taken away, and to include them in all the important national events.cc/19:58
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