FORMER GERMAN PRESIDENT HERZOG RECEIVES 8 SEPTEMBER ORDER
Former German President Roman Herzog received the order "September 8", Macedonia's highest decoration for a foreign national.
President Gjorge Ivanov presented the order to Herzog in the Ohrid villa "Biljana".
The decoration is presented for Herzog's exceptional merit in the strengthening of Macedonia's international position, especially as member of the Badinter committee, which decided that the country has the right to secede from the former Yugoslav federation.
Order "September 8" has thus far been given to French senator and international law expert Robert Badinter and former US ambassador to Macedonia, Christopher Hill.