the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- FYR Macedonia: Cold Wave - Jan 2017
- FYR Macedonia: Flash Floods - Aug 2016
- FYR Macedonia: Flash Floods and Mudslides - Aug 2015
- South-Eastern Europe: Floods - Feb 2015
- FYR Macedonia: Cold Wave - Dec 2014
- FYR Macedonia: Floods - Feb 2013
- Europe/Northern Africa: Cold Wave - Jan 2012
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Forest Fires - Jul 2007
- Central/Eastern Europe: Heat Wave - Jul 2007
On Monday, August 22, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (generators etc.) to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia following serious damage from the floods in the country.
1.On September 25, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 2 million US dollars (approximately 240 million yen) in response to the mass influx of refugees and migrants to West Balkan countries, mainly the Republic of Serbia and the Former Yugoslav the Republic of Macedonia, through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). 2.The Government of Japan will implement this aid, aiming to provide support for improving the …
In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) provided relief money of 100,000 euro (about 12 million yen).
From FYROM, letters of sympathy and condolences were sent from H.E. Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, President, H.E. Mr. Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Antonio Milososki, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ivica Georgievski, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for Cooperation with the Diet of Japan, and many others.
- We, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Minister for Development Cooperation and Human Rights of Ireland, representing the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and of Economy of the Western Balkan states, together with the representatives of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Kosovo, the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, the European Commission, the Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe and major states and international organisations, met on April 5, 2004 in …
On November 16 (Fri), the Parliament of the Former Republic of Macedonia adopted the amendment of the constitution, on the basis of the framework agreement for resolving the Macedonian issue, after weeks of difficulties. Japan welcomes this amendment as important progress toward realizing a democratic and multiethnic society on the basis of political dialogue and highly appreciates the efforts of the people that achieved the present amendment.
On September 18 (Tue), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant aid totaling one million dollars (107 million yen) to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), with a view to alleviating the plight of Macedonian refugees and internally displaced persons in Macedonia.
In Macedonia, fighting between the government forces and Albanian armed groups since the end of February this year has given rise to a number of refugees and internally displaced persons.
Japan welcomes the signing of the political agreement in Macedonia on August 13 (Mon) between Macedonian and the ethnic Albanian political leaders as an important step toward stability in Macedonia.
Japan pays tribute to the efforts made by those concerned to reach the agreement and strongly hopes that all the parties concerned will abide by the ceasefire, that the Albanian extremists will cooperate proactively to disarm themselves, and that the political agreement will be approved by the Macedonian parliament without delay and firmly carried out.
The Government of Japan welcomes the cease-fire declared by the government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the ethnic Albanian extremists on July 5 (Thu). Japan hopes that the cease-fire now achieved will be strictly observed, that the ethnic Albanian extremists will be disarmed completely, and that the FYROM grand coalition government will reach a substantial and permanent solution of the problem through strenuous and serious political dialogue and in cooperation with the international community.
In response to the announcement of the cease-fire, Ms.
Japan welcomes the withdrawal of several hundred ethnic Albanian extremists from the village of Aracinovo near Skopje on June 25, which marks a progress toward cease-fire and peaceful solution of the conflict in Macedonia.
On the other hand, the sporadic fighting is still going on in Tetovo and other areas, while violent protest of the people was seen recently. These violence can neither solve the problem nor gain support of the international community and they will attain nothing in the end.
Japan welcomes the official establishment of a grand coalition government in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which consists of both ethnic Macedonian and Albanian political parties.
Japan condemns the attack made by armed extremists against Macedonian security forces near Tetovo on April 28 and conveys its sincere condolences to the victims and their families.
The extremists must recognize that terrorism and violence will never gain the support of the international community and will attain nothing in the end.
Japan expects the government of Macedonia and all parties concerned to pursue harmony among ethnic groups through political dialogues.
Japan is strongly concerned that ethnic Albanian extremists have been continuing their attacks against Tetovo, which is in the northwestern part of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Japan welcomes the cease-fire agreement made by the Yugoslav side and the Albanian residents in southern Serbia (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), and hopes that both sides will observe the agreement and that direct talks aiming at a peaceful resolution of the issue in the area will be started promptly.
The Government of Japan also hopes that the redeployment of the Yugoslav army and Serbian police units in the Ground Safety Zone to be resumed soon will help stabilize the situation in the area including the northern part of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.