President Pendarovski receives the credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador of Switzerland, Veronique Hulmann Marti

8 October 2021 | Press Releases

President Stevo Pendarovski received today the letters of credence of Veronique Hulmann Marti, the newly appointed Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to the Republic of North Macedonia.

At the ceremony of presenting the credentials, President Pendarovski stressed that the two countries are connected by a traditional and sincere friendship based on cooperation and mutual respect. In the Swiss Confederation, as President Pendarovski said, North Macedonia sees a great and sincere ally in the process of achieving the country’s foreign policy priorities.

In the future, I would like us to use all opportunities for further development of economic relations, given the potential of both countries”, President Pendarovski added.

At the same time, President Pendarovski underlined that one of the most important segments of bilateral relations is the Diaspora from the Republic of North Macedonia to Switzerland. President Pendarovski stressed that it is important for our country that the Swiss Confederation demonstrates a clear readiness to support the democratic development of the Republic of North Macedonia.

The Swiss Development Program translated into the new Strategy for North Macedonia for the period 2021 – 2024, which will allocate 65 million CHF in the areas of democratic governance, employment and economic development, infrastructure and environment, is a significant contribution and incentive for the development of the municipalities and the institutions in the country”, President Pendarovski concluded.

Noting that the relations between the two countries are excellent, Ambassador Hulmann Marti noted that they are intensifying since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1994 and the opening of the Swiss Embassy in 2000. Ambassador Hulmann Marti said that a key element in bilateral relations is the Swiss bilateral cooperation program.

“The new cooperation program was approved earlier this year. It focuses on inclusive democratic governance, employment and sustainable economic development, as well as environment and sustainable public utilities”, Ambassador Hulmann Marti added.

President Pendarovski wished the newly appointed Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to North Macedonia, Veronique Hulmann Marti, success in performing her responsible diplomatic office.

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