Ohrid region retains its UNESCO status


The Ohrid region has retained the status of world heritage of outstanding universal value, protected by UNESCO. The region has remained on the list announced at the 45th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Committee has recognized North Macedonia’s care for the rich Ohrid cultural heritage and its responsibility to Lake Ohrid, as well as the joint efforts of North Macedonia and Albania for preservation of the Ohrid region’s prestigious status as world heritage, the Government said in a press release.

Culture Minister Bisera Kostadinovska-Stojchevska and Minister of Environment and Physical Planning Kaja Shukova attended the Riyadh event, thanking the Committee member-states for the decision that validates the Government’s commitment, but also to the experts, civil society and municipalities for the activities undertaken to retain the status.

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