Arnaud Guyon talks with representatives of Serbs in North Macedonia and the Mayor of Kumanovo

19. Jun 2022.
In his official visit to North Macedonia, Arnaud Guyon, Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, conveyed the Directorate’s readiness for cooperation with the Serbian diaspora and Serbs in the region, and, by co-financing projects, help in their efforts to preserve their identity. He also met with Mayor of Kumanovo Maksim Dimitrievski, and talked to him about supporting the Serbian community in that city.

Mr. Guyon also met with President of the Cultural and Artistic Society “Srpski Vez” Dalibor Kitanović and members of the society, which is committed to preserving Serbian language and culture in North Macedonia. He formally opened the concert of “Srpski Vez”, organised on the occasion of this folklore society’s ninth anniversary, highlighting the beautiful way in which they were preserving Serbian culture and identity in North Macedonia.

Together with Ambassador of Serbia to North Macedonia Nevena Jovanović, Mr. Guyon laid a wreath in front of the crypt of the St. Archangel Michael Church in Skopje, the tomb of Serbian soldiers who died in World War One. He also visited the Memorial Ossuary on the Zebrnjak hill, built in honour of the Serbian soldiers who were killed in the Battle of Kumanovo during the First Balkan War, and the Church of St. George in the Staro Nagorichane village, an endowment of King Milutin of Serbia, built in the 14th century.