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Nikola Dimitrov

President, Balkan Center for Constructive Policies – Solucija

Nikola Dimitrov is an experienced Macedonian diplomat, think-tanker, and democracy and rule of law activist. After serving as National security adviser to late President Trajkovski in the trying crisis in 2001, he was appointed as ambassador to the US, when he also became the chief negotiator on the name issue with Greece. He also served as ambassador in The Hague and co-representative of the Republic of Macedonia before the International Court of Justice. As Foreign Minister of North Macedonia (2017-2020) he was the chief negotiator of the Prespa Agreement, paving the way for NATO membership and GAC’s decision to open accession talks with North Macedonia (2020). Dimitrov was elected as a member of Parliament in 2020, moving on to be Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, a duty he held until January 2022. Mr Dimitrov He is president and co-founder of the Balkan Center for Constructive Policies – Solucija, a non-resident member of the Institute for Humanities in Vienna, a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member of BiEPAG and the international advisory board of the Belgrade Center for Security Policy.