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INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITIES FOR POLICY EXECUTION TOWARDS DIASPORA OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

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The above mentioned activities of the Sector are executed via the Department for Macedonian National Minorities and the Department for Diaspora.
On 04.08.2005 the Government of the Republic of Macedonia passed a conclusion determining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a coordinator of the activities of all state subjects that cooperate and communicate with the Macedonian emigration and their organizations. In that direction, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was tasked to establish a Coordination Body for Emigration which function would be execution of state policy towards diaspora by (co)financing actual programmes and projects, in accordance with the interests and needs of the diaspora itself, but also of the national and state interests of the Republic of Macedonia.35
The obligations and tasks of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are prescribed with the Law on Government and the Law on Foreign Affairs and are in function of:
- creating, consolidating and executing the foreign policy of the Republic of Macedonia;
- suggesting standpoints in the area of foreign policy to the President of the state, the Government and the Parliament;
- establishing, developing and coordinating relations with subjects in the international law;
- promoting the Republic of Macedonia as a democratic and modern state and building respect within the international community and international public;
- cooperating with foreign partners at global level in the efforts of strengthening security and stability, supporting democracy, protecting human rights, tackling terrorism and other threats, reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development, protecting environment and so on.
- promoting and actively contributing to building policy of peaceful conflict resolution;
- strengthening promotion of the Republic of Macedonia abroad and further affirmation of its cultural values;
- protecting Macedonian citizens abroad and providing consular services;
- supporting Macedonian economic interests abroad and promoting economic opportunities of the Republic of Macedonia, above all in the direction of attracting foreign direct investments;



35 Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Conclusion no. 15-2990/1 from 04.08.2005



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