Skip to main content
Back to top
Speaker Photo
Dimitrov
Nikola Dimitrov
Subtitle
Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, North Macedonia
Body

Nikola Dimitrov serves as a Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Dimitrov was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia from 2017 to 2020. During his term as a Minister of Foreign Affairs, the General Affairs Council of the EU agreed upon opening the accession negotiations with the Republic of North Macedonia. In the period 2014 to 2017, he was a prominent member of The Hague Institute of Global Justice, and since 2011 has been a member of the Permanent Court for Arbitration in The Hague. From 2009 to 2014 Dimitrov was an Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to The Hague, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Macedonia to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. From 2007 to 2008, he also served as a Special Envoy of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, and from 2001 to 2006, as an Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to Washington, USA.

Professional background:

2020 - Elected Member of the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia

2017 - 2020 Minister of Foreign Affairs

2009 - 2014 Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2009-2014). 

2008 - 2011 Co-representative of the Republic of Macedonia in the case against Greece before the International Court of Justice (Application of the Interim Accord of 1995)

2006 - 2009 National Coordinator for NATO Integration

2007 - 2008 Special Envoy of the Government for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration in Brussels

2003 - 2008 Special Envoy in the talks with Greece

2001 - 2006 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the USA

2000 - 2001 National Security Adviser to the President

2000 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs 

Education:

2012 Professional Training, John F. Kennedy School of Administration - Harvard University

1998 Master of Law Degree at the University of Cambridge

1996 Graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of "Ss. Cyril and Methodius"