2 May 2022
Skopje – Islamic believers in North Macedonia and all across the world celebrate Ramadan Bayram, the end of the holy month of fasting, on Monday.
Skopje – President Stevo Pendarovski, on the occasion of the great Muslim holiday Ramadan Eid, sent a congratulation message to the citizens of Islamic religion in the Republic of North Macedonia and the Head of the Islamic Religious Community, Reis-ul-Ulema H. HFZ. Shaqir Efendi Fetai.
Skopje – On the occasion of the Muslim holiday Ramadan Bayram, Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi sent Monday greetings to the Muslim faithful.
Skopje – Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski extended Ramadan Bayram greetings in a video address to all citizens of Islamic faith in North Macedonia.
Athens – North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski and other Balkan leaders will visit on Tuesday the LNG terminal in Alexandroupolis, Greece. The visit is taking place at the invitation of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports.
Brussels – European Council President Charles Michel is traveling to Alexandroupolis, Greece, on Tuesday, at the invitation of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. He will also be joined by North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, and Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vučić, MIA’s Brussels correspondent reports.
Brussels – European Union energy ministers are due to discuss Russia’s decision to cut gas deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria at a special meeting in Brussels on Monday.
Berlin – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several Cabinet members are to hold consultations on Monday, in talks that are to address trade, business and the Russian attacks on Ukraine.
Copenhagen – Denmark has become the first Nordic country to reopen its embassy in Kiev, more than two months after Moscow started its invasion of Ukraine.
Madrid – Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has sharply criticized the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian players from Wimbledon this year.
New York – Ahead of the World Press Freedom Day – May 3, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said “Without freedom of the press, there are no real democratic societies. Without freedom of the press, there is no freedom.” He pointed out that “threats to the freedom of journalists and media workers are growing by the day.”
Cairo – Many Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr festival on Monday, the first to come after many countries lifted anti-coronavirus restrictions imposed two years ago.
Tel Aviv – The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the Russian ambassador to Israel for clarifications following Nazi comparisons made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.