The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, Julie Bishop, will visit Macedonia as part of her tour of the region from July 9 to July 15.
During her visit to Skopje, Minister Bishop will meet Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues, reads a press release on the Australian MoFA’s website. She will also meet with an NGO working with Australian Government support to help end violence against women.
Biship will be the first Australian Foreign Minister to make an official visit to Macedonia, states the press release.
Her Balkan tour also includes stops to Croatia and Serbia where she will hold talks with the countries’ top officials.
The objective of the visits is to strengthen bilateral relations and advance Australia’s economic and security interests in the region, according to the press release.