|Meeting to mark the 15th Annivesary of Nomalization of the Relationship between China and Macedonia|
On 18th June 2016 , Ambassador Wen Zhenshun met with Mrs. Ilinka Mitreva, former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Macedonia and professor for foreign language in the University of Skopje, Mr. Vladimir Petkovski,the first ambassador of Macedonia accredited to China,and Mr. Jasmin Kahil,Director for East Asia,Amecica and Oceania region of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia,to mark the 15th annivesary of the nomalization of the relationship between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Macedonia. Ms. Hua Yafang,the political counselor,and Mr. Yu Xuxin,the commercial counselor were also present at the meeting.
Ambassador Wen stressed that it was on 18 June,2001 that Mrs. Mitreva went to China as the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Macedonia and signed The Joint Communique Between The People's Republic Of China And The Republic Of Macedonia On The Normalization Of Relations with her Chinese counterpart Mr. Tang Jiaxuan and resumed the diplomatic relations between the two countries, which opened a new chapter of the relationship between the two countries.Since then,the friendly relationship developed smoothly,characterized by frequent high-level visits,strengthened mutual political trust,expanding mutual beneficial cooperation in various areas such as economy,trade,infrastructure,and increasingly close cultural exchanges.It is deeply rooted in Macedonian people's heart to consolidate and develop friendly relationship with the People's Republic of China,which is a consesus from top politicians to the general public.The good momentum is not easy to win and we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mrs. Mitreva and all the old friends of Chinese people in Macedonia at this annivesary with special meaning.Chinese people will never forget the outstanding contributions they have made to normalize the diplomatic relations between the two countries at that difficult time.
Mrs. Mitreva thanked Ambassador Wen for the meaningful invitation and believed that the signature of The Joint Communique Between The People's Republic Of China And The Republic Of Macedonia On The Normalization Of Relations 15 years ago was her most proud achievement as the Foreign Minister. She still pays close attention to the latest development of bilateral relations although she no longer served as the Foreign Minister for many years. She appreciates the cooperation between the two countries in many fields and believes that the bilateral relations will be promoted to a higher level and the friendship between Macedonia and China will last long in the future.