New Zealand Embassy Rome, Italy

A new beginning for Wellington - Skopje relations

Ambassador Matheson and President Gjorge Ivanov

On Friday 25 July 2014, Rome based New Zealand Ambassador, Dr. Trevor Matheson presented Letters of Credentials to H.E. Gjorge Ivanov, President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (hereinafter referred to as Macedonia).

As his country’s first ambassador to Skopje, Dr. Matheson expressed hope that the accreditation would signal a new beginning for NZ-Macedonian bilateral relations.  The ambassador also vowed in the course of his mandate to contribute to further advance regional and multilateral ties. He stated that over the last two decades Macedonia had proven to be a credible partner of the international community and a country that has played a role in stabilizing the region of South-East Europe.

Macedonia-New Zealand relations are being developed in the spirit of friendship, mutual understanding and respect stated President Ivanov in the course of the meeting with Ambassador Matheson.

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