Qatar- Macedonian Relations


The Bilateral Macedonian-Qatari relations in both Doha and Skopje are described as friendly relations based on mutual respect since the signing of a joint statement on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Macedonia on 25 June 1996 in New York.

The strong political and economic relations between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Macedonia have crystallized through mutual official visits of the two leaderships and senior officials of the two countries. During the official visits, the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of supporting and developing them in all fields ,were reviewed.

The cooperation between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Macedonia has been significantly enhanced since the visit of His Highness the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani to the Republic of Macedonia in October 2011, which culminated in the signing of a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding. This visit gave a substantial  advance towards to the activation of the cooperation between the two countries and eventually resulted towards the opening of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in the Republic of Macedonia on 24/11/2012.

The State of Qatar is represented in the Republic of Macedonia by His Excellency Mr. Hassan Bin Abdullah Zeid Al Mahmoud, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary .

The Republic of Macedonia is represented by the Chargé d'affaires of the Republic of Macedonia to the State of Qatar, Her Excellency Mrs. Vukica Popovska.

Mutual Visits

  • HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani paid a visit to Macedonia in 2011.
  • HE the President of the Republic of Macedonia Mr. George Ivanov paida a visit to the State of Qatar in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015.
  • HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, Former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs visited Macedonia in 2013.

 Signed Agreements

  • Agreement on the avoidance of double taxation
  • Agreement on economic, trade and technical cooperation
  • Agreement Related to Scheduled Air Services
  • Agreement concerning the Regulation of Employment of Macedonian manpower in the State of Qatar
  • Agreement for the reciprocal promotion and protection of investments
  • Agreement of cooperation in the field of culture
  • Agreement on the establishment of Joint Business Council
  • Agreement on mutual cooperation and  news exchange between the Qatari News Agency (QNA) and the Macedonian News Agency (MIA)
  • Memorandum of Understanding in Health Cooperation
  • Memorandum of  Understanding between Qatar Chamber and Economic Chamber of Macedonia ,Macedonian Chambers and Economic Chamber of North-West Macedonia
  • Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in the Field of Tourism
  • Memorandum of Understanding in the field of education
  • Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in sports field
  • Memorandum of Understanding for Technical Cooperation in the field of Agriculture
  • Memorandum of Understanding for consultation between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs in the State of Qatar and the Republic of Macedonia on the opening of a Macedonian embassy in the State of Qatar
  • Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries.