On the occasion of the National Holiday Ilinden, Minister Shekerinska, accompanied by the Minister of Transport and Communications Goran Sugareski, laid wreaths at the grave of Nikola Karev in the Makedonium, at the monument of the heroes in Sliva and at the monument of the defenders of the Krushevo Republic on Mechkin Kamen.
“I bowed with pride and paid my respect before the monuments of Ilinden in Krushevo – the grave of Nikola Karev in the Makedonium, the monument of the 40 heroes on Mechkin Kamen. Today we celebrate the Ilinden warriors – the heroes who fought for freedom and those after them who fought for statehood! I bowed to them with pride because we have fulfilled the promise of our generation – an independent and free state, today a member of NATO, recognized and equal to the most powerful, on a safe path towards its EU membership. We owe this to our ancestors and we will not give up! Happy Republic Day!” reads the congratulatory message of Minister Shekerinska on the occasion of the Republic Day.