Zhivko Mukaetov Conferred Honour Knight of Danish Flag by Queen Margarete II of Denmark

20.06.2016

Zhivko Mukaetov Conferred Honour Knight of Danish Flag by Queen Margarete II of Denmark

By an act of Her Majesty, Queen Margarete II of Denmark, Zhivko Mukaetov, Consul General of the Kingdom of Denmark in Macedonia was conferred a high rank honour - Knight of Danish Flag.

This prestigious order was awarded to Mr Mukaetov as recognition for his exceptional contribution in representing the interests of the Kingdom of Denmark in Macedonia and for promoting cooperation between the two countries.

The official ceremony took place at the residence of the Kingdom of Denmark in Vienna, where H.E. Mrs Liselotte Plesner, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Vienna and non-resident ambassador for Macedonia presented the award to Mr Mukaetov, stating:

‘It is my great pleasure, on behalf of Her Majesty, Queen Margarete II of Denmark, to award Mr Zhivko Mukaetov with the Order of Knight of Danish Flag, as recognition for his appreciated service as Consul General of the Kingdom of Denmark. The pleasure is even greater, since I am absolutely confident that you truly deserve this honour, being a remarkable businessman, leader of a major industry like Alkaloid, as our Consul General, as a humanist acting through Trajce Mukaetov Foundation and as a person devoting maximum efforts in sports.’

This prestigious honour was first established by King Christian V in 1671. The order, a red-edged white enameled cross from the Danish flag, was made by the royal jeweler Anton Michelsen. The top of the cross has the monogram of Queen Margarete II, and the front has the insignia of the founder of the Knight of Danish Flag Order, with the Order’s motto: God and the King (Gud og Kongen).

‘I would like to extend my gratitude to our competent embassy in Vienna for the honour I received being presented with this award. This order is of great significance for me and my family. Although this is recognition for the years spent in service to the interest of the Kingdom of Denmark, I personally take this order as encouragement for even greater achievements, more profound cooperation and promotion of the interests of the Kingdom of Denmark in Macedonia at the best possible way’, Mukaetov said on receiving the Order.

Zhivko Mukaetov was appointed Consul General of the Kingdom of Denmark in Macedonia in September 2007, as the youngest consul in the Danish diplomatic mission. His policy of acting is directed to reinforcing bilateral cooperation between the two countries, intensifying foreign trade and assisting consular procedures for Danish nationals in the Republic of Macedonia.