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President Ivanov appoints new director of the Intelligence Agency
Monday, 27 March 2017 13:51

The President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, today, 27 March 2017, upon completion of the term of Mr. Nake Culev, Director of the Intelligence Agency, made a decision to appoint Dr. Zoran Ivanov as the new director of the Intelligence Agency.
 

Dr. Zoran Ivanov served as Head of Military Intelligence within the military security and intelligence service. He is a professional staff of the Ministry of Defense and active military personnel with combat experience in carrying out operations in the country and in international defense missions overseas. After completing military academy in Skopje, he was deployed in the battalion for special operations and participated in the 2001 conflict. He was awarded with a medal, a bronze star, for bravery by the US Department of Defense for serving as the commander of the military contingent and performing special operations and providing support to Iraq in 2006. He graduated and has his MA degree at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, USA, and a PhD degree at the Institute of National History of the Republic of Macedonia. Since 2009, he is the Head of Military Intelligence. Besides combat experience, he is specialist for special operations and psychological warfare.
 

The former director, Mr. Nake Culev, continues to be part of the professional composition of the Intelligence Agency and, in cooperation with the newly appointed Director, he will continue the started process for transformation of the Intelligence Agency, whose mission is to collect data to inform the defense of the state, to protect the national security and achieve the interests of the Republic of Macedonia abroad.

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President Ivanov meets with Ms. Helen Clark, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
Friday, 24 March 2017 11:50

The President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, received today Ms. Helen Clark, Under- Secretary-General of the United Nations and Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The meeting discussed the overall cooperation between the Republic of Macedonia and UNDP and the implementation of the current and future projects and initiatives.

President Ivanov expressed his expectation that the signing of the new framework for development cooperation of the United Nations, "Partnership for Sustainable Development: 2016-2020 UN strategy for the Republic of Macedonia", will provide greater coherence in the work of the United Nations agencies in the country and more efficient use of their expertise, experience and resources.

"We expect increased transparency and accountability in the planning of future activities of the United Nations in the Republic of Macedonia, as well as strengthening of the partnership with the national institutions,

President Ivanov said at the meeting, adding that it requires greater involvement of our representatives in the joint working groups for monitoring and reporting the results of the implementation of the projects and activities supported by UNDP and the United Nations.

Ms. Helen Clark praised the way the Republic of Macedonia handles the refugee and migrant crisis and said that the support and cooperation with the Republic of Macedonia will continue and deepen with new projects.

The meeting welcomed the active participation of the Republic of Macedonia in adopting the Sustainable Development Goals under the UN Agenda 2030 and the actions taken to implement them.

The Macedonian President expressed satisfaction that the priority activities in the operations of the UNDP in the Republic of Macedonia for the period 2016-2020 result from the priorities of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and represent a continuation of the activities to provide support for employment, strengthening local public services, social inclusion and sustainable environment.

President Ivanov thanked for the engagement and initiatives of UNDP in the Republic of Macedonia, as well as for the successful implementation of the project for protection of Lake Prespa.

The interlocutors expressed their expectation for continued cooperation in defining jointly the strategic priorities, ongoing activities and in implementing existing projects.

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Farewell meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of India, H.E. Mr. Rajesh Kumar Sachdeva
Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:41
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Congratulation message on the occasion of the National Day of the Hellenic Republic
Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:53
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Congratulation note on the re-election of the President of Hungary
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 08:02
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Newly appointed ambassadors of the Republic of Moldova and the Argentine Republic present their credentials
Friday, 10 March 2017 10:43

The President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, received today the credentials of the newly appointed Ambassadors of the Republic of Moldova and the Argentine Republic to the Republic of Macedonia.

At the ceremony of presenting the credentials by the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the Republic of Macedonia, resident in Sofia, H.E. Mr. Stefan Gorda, President Ivanov stressed that the two countries share the same commitment to peace, security and prosperity of the region of South East Europe and beyond, and stressed that the cooperation between the two countries should continue to develop and deepen through intensification of the political dialogue at all levels.

"There are numerous potentials for cooperation in all areas of mutual interest that, with mutual engagement, should be utilized. Special emphasis should be put on the possibilities for enhancement of the economic cooperation, thus we should also take full advantage of the economic potential of our two countries, including the enhancement of the cooperation in the field of tourism, culture, education, science, research and innovation", President Ivanov said.

Ambassador Gorda expressed confidence that the current excellent political relations between Moldova and Macedonia will continue to intensify in the future and that the cooperation between the two countries in other areas of common interest will advance to a higher level.

ARGENTINAAt the ceremony of presenting the credentials by H.E. Mr. Alfredo Alberto Manuel Trueba, the newly appointed Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to the Republic of Macedonia, resident in Sofia, President Ivanov emphasized the exceptional importance which the Republic of Macedonia attaches to the successful development trend and further improvement of the overall relations with the Argentine Republic.

"Despite the geographical distance between our two friendly countries and belonging to different regions, I am firmly convinced that there is a common desire and a great potential for even more comprehensive and content-full development and promotion of the bilateral relations for the good of our peoples", President Ivanov said, adding it necessary through more intensive political dialogue to intensify the cooperation in the economic sphere, but also in all other areas of mutual interest.

Ambassador Trueba said that the bilateral relations between Macedonia and Argentina in the past 18 years can be defined as friendly, adding that the main areas to strengthen the traditionally good relations in the near future will be the encouragement of economic and trade cooperation and promotion of initiatives in the cultural sector.

President Ivanov wished the newly appointed ambassadors successful performance of their diplomatic office and expressed support in performing their duty.

 
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