President Stevo Pendarovski received today the letters of credence of Jacqueline Anne Frizelle, the newly appointed Ambassador of New Zealand to the Republic of North Macedonia, resident in Rome, the Italian Republic.
In his address at the ceremony of presenting the letters of credence, President Pendarovski said that there are friendly relations between the two countries and a common desire for their more intensive development, as well as for advancement of cooperation in all areas of common interest. The President pointed out that, although geographically very far apart, the two countries share the vision and responsibility for sustainable development and economic prosperity, the commitment to maintaining world peace and security, promoting dialogue and the peaceful resolution of disputes, as well as protecting human rights.
Ambassador Jacqueline Anne Frizelle said in her address that North Macedonia and New Zealand have a lot in common and that they share a commitment to liberal democracy and maintaining open societies and economies. She noted that she is proud of the 1,500 citizens in New Zealand who originate from North Macedonia, who, as she said, have become an important part of their social fabric and added that those ties provide a solid foundation for further growth of relations in the years ahead.
President Pendarovski wished the Ambassador of New Zealand much success in the performance of her responsible position and expressed confidence that she will enjoy full support and assistance in the performance of her diplomatic duties.