Philippines and North Macedonia Establish Diplomatic Relations
Left: Philippines’ Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. and North Macedonia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Bujar Osmani exchange copies of the joint communique establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. Right: The two ministers are joined by the Philippines’ Permanent Representative Enrique A. Manalo and North Macedonia’s Chargé d' affaires a.i. Dushko Uzunovski.(Photos from NYPM)
UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, 24 September 2021 – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. and North Macedonia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Bujar Osmani signed the joint communique concerning the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and North Macedonia at the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.
Secretary Locsin expressed confidence that “this will be the start of a strengthened engagement between our two countries and close cooperation not only bilaterally but also in the multilateral arena.”
Minister Osmani stressed that with the main transport corridors passing through the country, North Macedonia is becoming a hub for investment in the region.
The two ministers also discussed mutually beneficial agreement and cooperation in fields of mutual interest, including trade and investment, tourism and culture, and education.
This historic signing was witnessed by diplomatic representatives from both countries, including the Philippines’ Permanent Representative Enrique A. Manalo and North Macedonia’s Chargé d' affaires a.i. Dushko Uzunovski. END