A statement by the Government of Macedonia noted that and on March 6 the country had adopted the working definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

The previous day the parliament adopted a declaration on the 75th anniversary of the deportation of the country’s Jews.

These decisions were followed by two days of commemorations in Skopje beginning on March 11, under the auspices of Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.

The series was to begin with a wreath-laying at the monument to the deported Jews in Bitola and the monument to national hero Haim Estreya Ovadya.

This was to be followed at noon on March 11 with a symbolic March of the Living to the railway station, a Kaddish prayer in the afternoon in the Jewish cemetery and the opening of an exhibition “Diplomats Righteous Among the Nations”.

The same day in Skopje was to see a floral tribute ceremony in front of the monument to the deported Jews and the monument to the fighters who fell in the national liberation struggle, the Macedonian government statement said.