Video meeting with first MKARTA holders

25 July 2021

As part of the MKarta project, a video meeting was held today with eminent representatives of the diaspora, selected as firstMKarta holders. The project, which results from the Ministry’s diaspora-related competencies, was presented in May this year by Minister Bujar Osmani.

At the proposal of diplomatic missions and consular posts of the Republic of North Macedonia, a total of 68 eminent members of our diaspora were selected to receive the card, including scientists, university professors, doctors, artists, businessmen, company managers and owners, who represent our country in the best possible way through their professional success.

The MKarta project creates a bridge of cooperation between the diaspora and North Macedonia, as well as a successful and valuable network of persons who are the best in their professions and who left a mark with their eminence in the new surroundings in which they were successfully integrated. The goal is to strengthen the ties with them through an additional encouragement to mutually find ways to increase the opportunities for cooperation, to provide a bigger role for the diaspora in the social life of the country and their further active engagement in promoting our country abroad.

The card provides certain benefits, such as an advantage when applying for projects in the framework of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ cooperation programs with individuals and associations outside North Macedonia, support in the event of new businesses, free entrance to cultural events, museums and galleries and would provide other benefits, which are being expanded in cooperation with other institutions.

The MKarta is anongoing process and will continue in accordance with proposals that will be received from diplomatic missions and consular posts.

Today’s video meeting follows the reception organized at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affair for members of the diaspora, and is a continuation of the numerous projects that the Ministry is developing, which are directly related to the diaspora.