In 1994, one year after the country gained independence, Switzerland accredited its ambassador in Bulgaria also in North Macedonia and supported diplomatic missions to stabilise the country. Within the framework of the UN, Switzerland provided six police officers to participate in peacekeeping measures, provided support for the 1994 census and helped set up a local radio station for minorities in Skopje in 1995.
Since 1996, North Macedonia has been a priority country for Swiss international cooperation. Owing to the growing importance of its commitment in the country, Switzerland opened an embassy in Skopje in 2000. Today, Switzerland is a valued partner of North Macedonia and, in addition to the EU programmes, supports the country by providing significant resources in selected priority areas where Switzerland has unique expertise.
North Macedonia, Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (de, fr, it)
Diplomatic documents of Switzerland, Dodis