North Macedonia–Ukraine relations

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North Macedonia–Ukraine relations
Map indicating locations of North Macedonia and Ukraine

North Macedonia

Ukraine

North Macedonia—Ukraine relations refers to the bilateral relations of North Macedonia and Ukraine. There is a North Macedonian embassy in Kiev, while Ukraine maintains an embassy in Skopje. Ukraine also has a consulate in the North Macedonian city of Bitola.[1] Over the years, there have been several efforts to strengthen relations between the two countries.[2][3]

History[edit]

Relations between Ukraine and North Macedonia were established on 23 July 1993, when Ukraine recognized the independence of the Republic of Macedonia. Diplomatic relations were established 20 April 1995 by exchange of notes between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Macedonia. In December 1997 in Kiev was opened Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia. Diplomatic mission of Ukraine in the Republic of Macedonia opened June 2000. Ukraine opened an embassy in the Republic of Macedonia during November 2001.[citation needed]

In July 2019, the two countries signed a deal allowing for visa-free travel for citizens of both countries in the other.[4]

Economic cooperation[edit]

In 2011, a number of buses built in a factory in the city of Lviv, western Ukraine, were exported to the Republic of Macedonia, numbering close to 100. Ukrainian buses are used in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. As of that year, the Lviv bus plant was the sole supplier of buses to the Republic of Macedonia.[2]

Political cooperation[edit]

A deal was reached between the ministries of culture of the two countries to sell wax figures from a Kiev factory to a Macedonian cultural museum in August 2008. It was part of an agreement to expand cooperation between Macedonia and Ukraine in the fields of culture, education, and science.[3]

North Macedonian ambassadors to Ukraine[edit]

The list of ambassadors of North Macedonia to Ukraine.[2][3][5]

  1. Vlado Blazhevski
  2. Martin Huleski
  3. Ilija Isajlovski
  4. Aco Spacenoski
  5. Stolye Zemjkosky

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macedonia — Embassies and Consulates. Embassypages.com. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Lviv buses will export in Macedonia. Ukrainian National News. Oleg Dovganik. Published March 23, 2011. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Cultural Cooperation between Macedonia and Ukraine. Macedonian Online. Published August 29, 2008. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  4. ^ https://ukranews.com/en/amp/news/641967-ukraine-agrees-with-north-macedonia-on-visa-free-travels-on-permanent-basis
  5. ^ Foreign embassies in Ukraine. Retrieved May 16, 2015.