Macedonia in the World

On 20 May at the Ballroom of the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Macedonia and Poland was marked with the authentic music project "Makedonissimo" of Simon Trpcheski and friends (Aleksandar Krapovski on violin, Aleksandar Somov on cello, Hidan Mamudov on clarinet/saxophone, Vlatko Nushev, percussionist and clarinetist Risto Gjorevski, who are on their Polish tour). The audience in the packed hall enjoyed the sounds of Macedonian music in the arrangement of our composer Pande Shahov. The concert, which is also a part of the programme marking the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence, sparked a lot of attention, and the musicians were rewarded with standing ovations.

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The event was organised by the Macedonian Embassy in Poland, in cooperation with the Royal Castle. Following the concert, Chargé d'affaires at the Embassy, Gorica Atanasova Gjoreska, gave an address on the occasion of the jubilee, and noted the dynamics and the excellent and close bilateral relations between Poland and Macedonia in the past period. She also expressed gratitude for Poland's principled support of Macedonia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations, as well as for sharing their experiences. Furthermore, she discussed the growing dynamics of the relations in politics, as well as in the economy, tourism, culture and defence. Ms Anna Sochańska, the Director of the European Policy Department at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs also gave an overview of the development of bilateral relations of the two countries.

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The concert was followed by a cocktail for representatives of the diplomatic corps, Polish institutions, business associates, as well as Macedonian representatives living and working in Poland. The organization of the concert was supported by patrons Mr Tome and Simo Kecman, Macedonian businessmen living in Poland, and the reception was supported by organisations LOT Polish Airlines, IT company ASSECO, and Tikvesh vinery.

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The Polish tour of Makedonissimo continues in Szczecin on 20 May, Gdansk on 24 May, and Katowice on 25 May.