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Gorica Atanasova – Gjorevska
Gorica Atanasova – Gjorevska is an experienced diplomat with specific expertise in the area of Multilateralism, EU affairs/enlargement and foreign policy.
Currently, she holds the position of Minister Plenipotentiary at the Permanent Mission of North Macedonia to the OSCE, UN and other IOs in Vienna and is working on the upcoming Chairpersonship of North Macedonia with the OSCE in 2023, currently part of the OSCE Troika, with Poland and Sweden. Previously, she held the position of Deputy Director for Multilateral Relations and Security Cooperation and was also dealing with the OSCE, Council of Europe and other IOs. She was also Deputy Director for EU, Chief of Staff of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (2011-2015) and Chief of Staff of the Minister of Justice (2006-2011). She was Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia to Poland, Latvia and Lithuania, based in Warsaw (Jul 2015-Jun 2018).In the period between 2005-2011 she was Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Justice.
In 2021, she was Chair of the first MFA task force on Women and Diplomacy, organized the first international conference on Women in Foreign Policy, hosted by the MFA of North Macedonia. She was also the Deputy Coordinator of the 2021 PRESPA Forum for Dialogue, Vol.1, a flagship platform for regional and international exchange of opinions and know-how.
In the past, Gorica has taken part in many country led European integration related processes including preparations on the start of accession talks, liberalization of the visa regime, led negotiations of the country agreement with EUROJUST as well as a number of multilateral endeavors.