printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Macedonia's National Day


Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 5, 2013

Share

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Macedonia as you celebrate your Independence Day on September 8.

The Republic of Macedonia has made important progress since independence. We look forward to continuing our partnership as you build a democratic and prosperous nation.

There is still work to be done, and we are confident in the spirit and determination of the people of Macedonia. We also believe that as a constructive neighbor and partner, Macedonia has a great deal to contribute to the Western Balkans and to the broader Euro-Atlantic community.

I wish the people of Macedonia a safe and festive celebration. The United States looks forward to strengthening and enriching the cooperation between our countries in the years ahead.



PRN: 2013/1076

Sign-in

Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.