Luben Arnaudoski – Deputy Secretary General for Legal and Financial Affairs
Ile Masalkovski – Deputy Secretary General for Organizational and Protocol Affairs
Ile Masalkovski graduated at the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus I” in Skopje, Department of Political Science. In the academic year 2006/2007, he enrolled at postgraduate studies in Public Administration, Inter-Disciplinary Studies for Public Administration in Bitola. In that same academic year he was engaged first as a demonstrator and then as a teaching assistant for the subjects: Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy Analysis and Public Policy Analysis at FAMIS - Bitola. In 2009 he was employed as Head of Protocol and Organizational Affairs in the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia. He was appointed as Deputy Secretary General in 2010. He has experience of several years working in NGOs and international youth policy. He participated in many training courses, seminars in the country and abroad, as well as at the first “School for Policy” organized by the Council of Europe (2003-2004). He was Executive Director of the Civil Society for Democracy, Peace and Tolerance “Aurora” - Bitola and a Deputy Coordinator of the ECMI - Skopje. He is fluent in English and has a good command of French.
Darko Kostadinovski, PhD - State Counselor for Foreign Policy
The State Counselor for Foreign Policy, Darko Kostadinovski, PhD, is a veteran in the sector for foreign policy in the Cabinet of the President. First he held the post of assistant to the Foreign Policy Advisor in the Cabinet of President Boris Trajkovski in February 2001. From assistant position to the foreign policy advisor in the Cabinet of President Branko Crvenkovski in 2006, in his career, he was promoted and became Head of the Department for EU and NATO issues. Kostadinovski, has a PhD degree in legal studies from the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, in the area of international law. His PhD thesis was focused on the "Advisory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice: Legal Consequences of the Court's Advisory Opinions". In his CV also noted is the support to the development of the institutions in the Republic of Macedonia, as manager of the USAID project for preparation of the legislation in the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia in 1998, and as an observer of a project for monitoring and analysis of electronic media in the Broadcasting Council. He attended many international seminars and conferences that promote and develop Macedonian foreign policy. He is the author of the book International Arbitration, published in 2008, and the book International Court of Justice - the Necessity of Reforms and Change (Advisory Opinions and Their Implications), published in 2015. In February 11, 2015 he has been appointed as Envoy of the Republic of Macedonia for the United Nations Alliance of Civilization.
Lieutenant General Gorancho Koteski – Military Affairs Adviser
The Military Affairs Adviser to President Ivanov, Lieutenant General Gorancho Koteski, started his military education in the Military High School in Sarajevo in 1980. After graduating from the Military High School, he graduated from the Military Academy in Sarajevo, obtaining the rank of infantry officer. He graduated from the Command and Staff Academy "General Mihajlo Apostolski" in Skopje, and later completed his higher defense studies at the NATO Defense College in Rome. In his career so far, he has completed several courses in Germany, the USA and Canada. In 2013, he earned a Masters degree in the area of defense and security with a thesis entitled "The Army of the Republic of Macedonia in the system of national security". During his career, he exercised numerous duties such as platoon, company, guard battalion commander, as well as commander of the Training Center for Branches and Special Units, deputy commander of the Second Mechanized Brigade in Kichevo, Commander of the Joint Operations Command. In the period between 2003 and 2008, by Decree of President Boris Trajkovski, he was appointed as military attaché in the Federal Republic of Germany. From 2009 until 2011, he performed the duty of Aide-De-Camp of the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov. In 2011, by Decree of the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, he was appointed as Chief of the General Army Staff of the Republic of Macedonia and held that position until 2015. As of 2015, by Decree of the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, he was appointed as Adviser on Military Affairs to the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Macedonia.
Flora Kadriu, PhD - Special Advisor on Domestic Policy Issues
Flora Kadriu, Special Advisor on Domestic Policy Issues in the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia and member of the Security Council of the Republic of Macedonia. She graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy “St. Kliment Ohridski” in Skopje, obtained MA degree at the Faculty of Public Administration and Political Science at the University of Southeast Europe, and her PhD thesis concerned “Civil and Political Rights, Cultural Diversity and Con-Social Democracy” at the Faculty of Law “Justinian I” in Skopje. Kadriu started her professional career in the Albanian Theatre in Skopje, where she was employed as an actress. Her first political office was in the City of Skopje as a councilor in the period 2005-2006. In the period 2006-2008 and 2008-2011, Kadriu was Member of the Parliament. She is a professor at the private university “FON” in Skopje.
Brigadier General Mirche Gjorgoski – Aide-de-camp
The Aide-de-Camp of President Ivanov, Brigadier General Mirche Gjorgoski, began his military education at the Military High School in Belgrade after finishing primary school in Ohrid. He graduated at the Military Academy in Belgrade as an artillery officer. He graduated from the Command and Staff Academy "General Mihajlo Apostolski" in Skopje, and later completed his higher defense studies at the NATO Defense College in Rome. During his military career he performed numerous duties as: an artillery platoon commander, artillery battery commander, a commander of platoon for securing the President, a protocol officer, a cadet battalion commander, officer for planning and Chief of PA Office and ARM GS Spokesman. In his military career to this day he has completed numerous courses in the German Bundeswehr and NATO, and has participated in military exercises in the country and abroad. In the past years as ARM GS Spokesman he has contributed greatly to the establishing of standards for public relations and transparency in the ARM. He has been rewarded and commended many times during his career. He actively uses English and German language. In October 2015 by a decree of the President of the Republic he was appointed as Aide-de-Camp of the ARM Commander-in-Chief, President Dr. Gjorge Ivanov.
Luljeta Qufliju - Advisor on Inter-Ethnic Relations
Luljeta Qufliju has eighteen years of extensive experience working in various state institutions and NGOs. Her career began in the editorial board for culture in the Macedonian radio, its second program, within the MRTV, but at the same time she participated in many social and humanitarian activities. Upon completion of her studies at the Faculty of Pedagogy in Skopje, Qufliju also worked in the editorial board for culture of the daily newspaper Flaka. Luljeta Qufliju learnt the art of diplomacy working with international diplomats - representatives of many world organizations for many years. This experience goes back to 2001, when she joined the OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje. During the many years of working experience with international organizations, Qufliju was engaged in the preparation of cultural and humanitarian events, and was actively involved in planning meetings and visits of important international and national delegations.