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Today, the Institute for Geostrategic Research and Foreign Policy (IGRFP) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Holocaust Fund of the Jews from Macedonia – HFJM, the Institute of National History (INH) and the Institute of the Cultural and Spiritual Heritage of the Albanians (ICSHA).

 

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The signing of the memorandum between IGRFP and HFJM entails cooperation in research and other activities that relate to the Holocaust and the fight against anti-Semitism, discrimination, racism and xenophobia. The signing of the memorandum between IGRFP, ICHSA and INH will contribute to developing and ensuring close mutual cooperation in the segment of social, historic, cultural and other type of cooperation relevant for the Republic of Macedonia.

The cooperation with the abovementioned institutions will be carried out through exchange of information, experiences and knowledge, use of the expert capacities aimed towards developing scientific-research activities, joint planning, preparation and organising conferences, debates, forums, round-table discussion, seminars, workshops as well as other types of activities aimed at preparing adequate recommendations and other documents on issues of social, historic and cultural significance for the Republic of Macedonia. With the signing of memoranda, two international conferences are planned and jointly organised for this year as their first concrete activities.

The memoranda by IGRFP were signed by the Director of IGRFP, Ambassador Abdulakader Memedi, Blagoja Mladenovski, the Chairperson of the steering board on behalf of the Holocaust Fund of the Jews from Macedonia, Director Skender Asani PhD, on behalf of the Institute of the Cultural and Spiritual Heritage of the Albanians (ICSHA) and director Dragi Gjorgjiev PhD on behalf of the Institute of National History (INH). The event was also attended by Radu Ioanid PhD, Director of the Sector for International Archives at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum who praised the cooperation between institutions.