ALBANIAN-MACEDONIAN LINKS AND RELATIONS. Their beginnings are in the formation of the first Albanian-Macedonian Revolutionary League (1887). From her in 1902 The autonomy project of Macedonia, Albania, Stara Srbija and Odrin, comes to the British Foreign Exchange. Albanians participate in the activities of the MRO and the Ilinden Uprising. In August 1913 in the Elbasan VMRO and the Albanian Revolutionary Committee headed by Sefedin Pustina agree an uprising against the Serbian authorities in Debar, Ohrid, Struga, Kichevo and Gostivar. After the capitulation of Italy (1943), Germany formed an independent state of Albania covering the part of Western Macedonia, previously under the Italian occupation. A full Albanian administrative, military, police and educational apparatus is being established and until the liberation (November 1944) assimilation and violence against Macedonians from Albanian-ballistic gangs is carried out. From 1945 to 1948 RA and DFJ conclude several cooperation agreements that, in the parts inhabited by members of the Macedonian minority, enable the organization of instruction in Macedonian language with teachers from DFM. DFF participates in the RA renewal, but due to the complete closure of RA until the early 1990s, there are no more serious relations. The Republic of Macedonia recognizes the Republic of Macedonia on the 26th of January 1993, but under the acronym FYROM. Diplomatic relations are established on 24 Ⅻ 1993. First Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the Republic of Macedonia is Shaban Murati. First Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the Republic of Macedonia is Nikola Todorchevski. In 2005 the first political party of the Macedonians is formed – Macedonian Alliance for European Integration. In the local elections in 2007 her member Edmond Temelko was elected mayor of the Municipality of Mala Prespa. LIT: Hristo Andonov-Polanski, Attachment to the Macedonian-Albanian connections in the past, Selected works, 3, Skopje, 1981; Victor Gaber, About the Macedonian Diplomacy, Skopje, 2002. T. Peter.