On September 28, 2022, the President of the Republic of N. Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski visited the Tobacco Museum in Prilep, within the framework of the project “Face to Face with the President”. He also had a meeting with the director of PRI “Institute of Old Slavic Culture” – Dr. Aleksandar Vasileski – research associate, the director of Scientific Tobacco Institute – Prilep, Prof. Dr. Valentina Pelivanoska-full professor, senior research fellow and the acting director of National Institution for Monuments protection – Prilep, Gorancho Cvetkoski – curator, ethnologist. At the meeting, President Pendarovski was introduced to the scientific, educational, application and production activities of STIP, as well as the problems faced by the scientific institutes in the country.