Syria (Syrian Arab Republic, الجمهورية العربية السورية, Al-Jumhūriyyah al-ʿArabiyyah as-Sūriyyah) and the Republic of Macedonia (Република Македонија), yesterday in New York during the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly, established diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level.

Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki and his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Muallem, has signed a joint communique, which under the UN protocol will be distributed to all member countries.

"Relations between the two countries, according to a communique will be developed according to the principles of mutual respect, friendship, and recognition of territorial integrity and sovereignty of both countries. Moreover, this act will open broad opportunities for cooperation between Syria and Macedonia in all spheres of mutual interest" said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The initiative to establish official diplomatic ties with Damascus was launched in April 2007, during an official visit to Syria by Mr. Milososki.

Syria is the 129 th country to officially recognize the constitutional name of Macedonia.