Macedonia’s Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani will be heading to the United States this week for a several-day official visit, during which he will attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. together with President Donald Trump.
Osmani is among the international invitees to the Prayer Breakfast, a yearly event held in Washington, usually on the first Thursday in February. The event, which is actually a series of meetings, luncheons, and dinners – has taken place since 1953. The National Prayer Breakfast is an annual gathering in Washington, D.C. that draws more than 3,500 people from all over the world. During this event, the President of the United States, representatives from more than 120 nations, leaders from all areas of the United States Government, and individuals from various walks of life come together.
During his stay in Washington, Osmani will meet with senior officials in the White House, including Matthew Palmer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, and William Berkley, Director for European Affairs at the US National Security Council.
According to announcement released by Deputy PM Osmani’s cabinet, he will hold a series of meetings with Members of the US Congress and Senate.
Osmani will attend a round-table meeting, organized by The German Marshal Fund of the United States – a nonpartisan American public policy think tank and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting cooperation and understanding between North America and Europe. Osmani will deliver a speech: “Next Steps: Macedonia on the Road to Democratic Reform, NATO and EU Membership”.