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German military cemetery restored.

The restoration of the German Military Cemetery in Prilep, which is the resting place for 1,683 German World War I soldiers, 60 Bulgarian soldiers, as well as Austro-Hungarian, Turkish, Serbian, Romanian, and Albanian soldiers, was marked on 29 August. The Cemetery was restored at the initiative of the National Movement for Preservation of the German Military Cemetery and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Macedonia, in cooperation with the Prilep local self-government.

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At the ceremony organized on this occasion, senior Macedonian, German, and Bulgarian delegations, headed by Macedonian Defense Minister Zoran Konjanovski, German Deputy Defense Minister Christian Schmidt, and Bulgarian Deputy Defense Minister Anyu Angelov, paid tribute to the fallen soldiers and sent a message of reconciliation, tolerance, respect, and development of mutual relations in a united Europe.

Previously, a ceremony was held in Bitola where the clock mechanism of the old Saat Kula (Clock Tower), which dates back to year 1936, was replaced, thanks to a donation secured with the mediation of the German Embassy.

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Title Annotation:MACEDONIA TOWARDS EU
Publication:Macedonian Diplomatic Bulletin
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Geographic Code:4EXMA
Date:Jul 1, 2009
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