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Zoran Jolevski

Politician, Diplomat
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Residence: Skopje
Country: Macedonian
BirthDay: 16 July 1959
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Education: Erasmus University Rotterdam, Saints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje

Zoran Jolevski was bornon 16 July 1959 in Skopje, Macedonian, is Politician, Diplomat. Zoran Jolevski is the current Minister of Defense for the Republic of Macedonia and a former diplomat. A man well educated in both policy and finance, Jolevski served his government in a variety of posts, including Secretary General, and has worked closely with the United Nations and other world organizations. His main focus as an ambassador has been improving both diplomatic and trade relations, while working on accession of Macedonia into the World Trade Organization and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Jolevski showed his commitment to his country during their most troubled times – organizing humanitarian aid during the Kosovo War and negotiating in the Macedonian Naming Dispute. His management skills saved the tobacco company Prilep from bankruptcy, and were put to use managing the Macedonian Airports. Even when he was not directly working in the government, his knowledge was highly valued by prominent politicians, and he worked as a consultant not only for his own government, but for other nations as well, in regards to international trade and finance. Jolevski continues to focus on modernizing Macedonia and incorporating them into the international trade scene.


Jolevski’s term as an ambassador came to an end when he was appointed Minister of Defense by Prime Minister Gruevski in 2014


In 2011, he became the first Macedonian Ambassador to the United Mexican States


In 2009, he attended the naming talks with Greece, where his words are credited with Greece’s openness to accept the proposal for the international use of "Republic of Northern Macedonia”


In 2008, he was asked by Prime Minister Gruevski to take over after President Crvenkovski withdrew Nikola Dimitrov from negotiations


In 2007, Jolevski was appointed as the Macedonian Ambassador to the United States


In 2004, Jolevski was supposed to be on the plane that killed President Trajkovski


Jolevski served as Secretary General to the President of Macedonia from 1999-2004


From 1998-1999, he worked as the secretary for WTO accession


In 1994, he was appointed First Secretary to the Permanent Mission of Macedonia to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization


In 1988, Jolevski joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Zoran Jolevski was born in Skopje, Macedonia on July 16, 1959

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