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    UNIS/BIO/1048
    13 February 2014

    New Permanent Representative of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia presents credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 13 February (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kire Ilioski, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During his career, Mr. Ilioski has served in various capacities, among them:

    Director for International Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ambassador to Finland and Sweden (2011); Head of the Permanent Mission to NATO (2008-2011); Acting Ambassador, Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia (2007-2008); Minister Councilor and Acting Ambassador, Embassy in Budapest, Hungary (2005-2007); Directorate for Counter-Intelligence, Ministry of Interior (1995-2002). As a career diplomat, Mr. Ilioski has also headed several departments within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs including the Department for NATO, Political and Security Cooperation, Department for EAPC/PFP, Department for Regional Initiatives and Security and Department for Security of Classified Information. Mr. Ilioski has also served as Deputy Head of Department in the Minister's Office.

    Mr. Ilioski holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the European University in Skopje and an M.A. in International Law and Diplomacy. He speaks English, Italian, Serbian, Croatian and Bulgarian.

    Mr. Ilioski is married and has two children.

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