• Monday, 15 July 2024

Siljanovska Davkova meets heads and representatives of religious communities

Siljanovska Davkova meets heads and representatives of religious communities

Skopje, 16 May 2024 (MIA) - President Gordana Siljanovska Davkova met Thursday with the heads and representatives of the religious communities listed in the Constitution: the head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church - Ohrid Archbishopric, HH Stefan, the head of the Islamic Religious Community, Reis Shaqir Fetahu, the head of the Catholic Church, Skopje Bishop and Strumica-Skopje Eparchy, Kiro Stojanov, the superintendent of the Evangelical Methodist Church, Marjan Dimov, the president of the Jewish Community, Pepo Levi, as well as the director of the Commission for Relations with Religious Communities and Groups, Darijan Sotirovski, President’s cabinet said in a press release.

At the meeting, President Siljanovska Davkova expressed her gratitude for the congratulations she received upon taking office.

President Siljanovska Davkova reiterated her readiness to cooperate with all religious communities and groups in the country, fostering mutual understanding and respect.

The President highlighted the significance of religious communities in nurturing coexistence, seen as a crucial prerequisite for the prosperity and advancement of the state. She expressed confidence that religious communities will persist in actively contributing to the preservation and ongoing development of positive interfaith relations.

Siljanovska Davkova praised the efforts of the Commission for Relations with Religious Communities and Religious Groups, acknowledging its role in fostering trust and collaboration among these entities, safeguarding the secular character of the state, and promoting religious freedoms and citizens' rights.

Photo: President’s cabinet