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Ohrid's Cultural Heritage Presented in Strasbourg

A presentation of the cultural heritage of the City of Ohrid was held Wednesday in Strasbourg, organized by Macedonia's Permanent Mission to the Council of Europe (CoE), MIA reports.

This was the first-ever separate presentation of a Macedonian city in the Council of Europe and one of the few cultural manifestations organized by Macedonia in the oldest pan-European organizations in which Macedonia is a member since 1995.

Posters and photographs of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and beyond - protected as part of UNESCO's world cultural heritage - were presented to diplomats from 47 CoE member states and observers.

"Today's promotion of the City of Ohrid is not only important for the city and its heritage, but also for Macedonia in general. Here in the Council of Europe before 47 member countries, Macedonia is demonstrating that it is part of the European family. All promotions organized here in the CoE are affirming this," Macedonia's Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Petar Pop Arsov said.

On behalf of the CoE, the event was addressed by the Director General for democracy, Snezana Samardzic-Markovic, who emphasized the significance of presenting the cultural and historical heritage of CoE member countries.

"Ohrid is one of our most important locations, not only because of its beauty and nature, but also it is a frequent host of our conferences. For us, it is very important that Ohrid came here and for me personally Ohrid sets a good example from Macedonia," she stated.

Ohrid culinary specialties, including Macedonian wines and rakija were served to guests at the Strasbourg event. 

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