Montenegro–North Macedonia relations

Montenegro–North Macedonia relations refer to foreign relations between Montenegro and the Republic of North Macedonia. The Foreign Ministry of North Macedonia states the two countries have excellent political ties, without any open issues between the two countries; the embassy of North Macedonia to Montenegro is located in the capital city of Podgorica. Montenegro's embassy in North Macedonia is located in the country's capital city, Skopje. Montenegro has an honorary consulate in the city of Bitola; the two now-independent states of Montenegro and North Macedonia share a common history, as both were constituent republics of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. When Yugoslavia began dissolving in the early 1990s, the two Yugoslav republics Slovenia and Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia on 25 June 1991; the Republic of Macedonia voted on a referendum on 8 September 1991 in favor of a sovereign state and declared independence. Montenegro decided to stay in Yugoslavia. In April 1992 the remaining Yugoslav republics Montenegro and Serbia formed the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Diplomatic relations between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Macedonia were established on 8 April 1996. The relations between the two countries were friendly. In 2003, the name of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was changed to State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, reflecting the two parts of which it consisted. In 2006, Montenegro held a second referendum on its independence; the referendum was successful and Montenegro became a sovereign state, thus Serbia and Montenegro was dissolved resulting in Serbia becoming an independent country. Diplomatic relations between Montenegro and North Macedonia were established on 14 June 2006. Relations are close with both countries sharing the common goal of joining the European Union. Montenegro is among the 131 states in the world which recognized North Macedonia by its former constitutional name. There is a small number of Montenegrins living in North Macedonia. According to the last census carried out in North Macedonia in 2002, the Montenegrin minority makes up 2,003 people, about 0,1% of the total population of North Macedonia.

A small Macedonian minority exists in Montenegro. The last census carried out in 2003 showed that 819 persons declared themselves to be Macedonian, 0,13% of the total population of Montenegro

ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin (DDH-975)

ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin is a Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer in the Republic of Korea Navy. She is named after the Korean commander Yi Sun-sin. Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin was part of the first batch of Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyers that were delivered to the Republic of Korea Navy, she was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and was launched on 22 May 2002, entering service on 2 December 2003. She displaces between 4,800 and 5,000 tons, her propulsion unit is a CODOG unit, capable of propelling her at speeds of up to 30 knots. She has a crew complement of 200, her armament consists of a 32-cell VLS, a Mk 45 gun, a RAM missile, a Goalkeeper CIWS and eight Harpoon anti-ship missiles. Other systems include an AN/SPS-49 radar, an MW08 radar, a DSQ-23 sonar