Outgoing President Stevo Pendarovski wished that 2024 is more prosperous and the people are more tolerant and show more solidarity toward each other.

Global crises, along with our chronic domestic problems, meant that we were more focused toward mitigation than development. We see the results around us. Apathy, mistrust and disappointment among the citizens. We need to return to the values that give meaning to life. Let’s overcome the misunderstandings that keep us in place, Pendarovski urged.