Macedonian prime minister’s reply to Pope Francis’ letter

Macedonian prime minister’s reply to Pope Francis’ letter: In 2018 the global humanitarian crisis shall be solved on the basis of the UN Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

The President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, received a letter with a message from Pope Francis on the occasion of 1 January, World Peace Day, a holiday established by the Catholic Church in 1967.

The message has been dedicated to the migrant crisis, to all the refugees and migrants, men and women seeking peace.

The President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev replied to his Holiness, Pope Francis, emphasizing that: “We have accepted Your message with attention and concern, that you have dedicated this year to the migrant crisis, to all the migrants and refugees, men and women seeking peace. We accept Your concern and we are joining Your efforts in solving the global humanitarian crisis on the basis of the UN Declaration of Refugees and Migrants and in having both Compacts prepared and approved by the world leaders, one of them being for regular migration, the other one for refugees. Moreover, we share your hope expressed in the message that these Compacts shall provide a framework for policies and practical steps such as inspiration for upgrading the peace building process, and that the international community shall find a way to demand that the state members guarantee refugees’ and migrants’ rights.”

source: vlada