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VRANJE - North Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski said during a visit to Serbia's monastery of St Prohor Pcinjski on Wednesday he hoped the good tradition of celebrations of Ilinden - North Macedonia's greatest national holiday - would be continued at the monastery, the "place where the Macedonian republic was formed."
Vui and Pendarovski decided to visit the monastery first, and then hold a meeting.
Vui stated that the reconstruction of the monastery was done.
Pendarovski laid a wreath at the memorial fountain in the gate of the monastery.
Ministers Nikola Selakovi and Bratislav Gai also attended the reception of the delegation from North Macedonia.
After average temperatures of 36.3 and a high of 42.6 degrees Celsius recorded by the country's weather stations on Friday, the mercury is expected to rise again slightly over the weekend and to reach 45C in places.
The country is facing a prolonged heat wave, one "worse than that of 1987," according to Antonis Lalos, director of the National Meteorological Service (NMS).
Hotel arrivals grew 74.4% in 2022 compared with the previous year, while overnight stays rose by 79.7%, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said in a report on Tuesday.
Arrivals and overnight stays by foreign citizens increased 86.9% and 89.3%, respectively, in 2022, while arrivals and overnight stays by Greek citizens were up 47% and 41.7%, respectively.
"Kleon," the scorching heatwave currently sweeping across the country, is set to continue on Saturday, with meteorologists predicting highs of 41 degrees Celsius in many areas of the country.
The pick up in the wind, which will reach force 7 in the Aegean from Sunday to Wednesday, will cause temperatures to drop slightly.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with his North Macedonia counterpart Dimitar Kovachevski on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Vilnius on Wednesday.
According to government sources, the two leaders discussed regional developments and expressed interest in deepening bilateral relations.