The former deputy and minister Ilinka Mitreva died

Ilinka Mitreva/Photo: Facebook

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament Ilinka Mitreva has died, announced SDSM.

The party expressed its condolences to Mitreva's family.

- As one of the founders of the party, Mitreva paved the way to what SDSM is today, a responsible, state-building party. Professor Mitreva's contribution to the building and affirmation of Macedonian statehood in times that were full of serious challenges is great. Mitreva's work remains a permanent treasure for Macedonian diplomacy and an example of a responsible, statesmanlike attitude towards office, towards the state and the future of the citizens. May he rest in peace, says the SDSM Facebook post.

Ilinka Mitreva was born on February 11, 1950 in Skopje. After graduating from the Faculty of Philology in Skopje - group of Romanian philology in 1973, she obtained a master's degree at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, and then a doctorate at the Faculty of Philology in Skopje.

From 1974 to 2001, he worked as a junior assistant, docent and head of the Department of Romanian Languages ​​and Literature at the Faculty of Philology in Skopje. He was a professor of French literature at the Department of Romanian Languages ​​and Literature from November 23, 2001 to October 31, 2002. Mitreva is the author of several professional and scientific papers.

He performed the function of deputy in the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia from 1994 to 2001. Mitreva was the president of the Foreign Policy Commission and the head of the Delegation of Macedonia in the Parliamentary dimension of the Central-European initiative, the head of the parliamentary group for cooperation with the European Parliament and a member of the Initiative Board for the creation of NATO clubs.

From May 13 to November 23, 2001, he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia. After the victory of SDSM in the parliamentary elections in 2002, she was again appointed to this position from November 1, 2002, where she remained until August 26, 2006.

She was awarded three orders of the French Republic in 1998 and 2016, and the third - the highest French decoration - Knight of the Legion of Honor" in 2021.

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