Ilinka Mitreva began her political career as an elected member of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, a position she has held since 1994. In May 2001, she was appointed to the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs, serving in that role until November 2001. She reassumed this position in 2002.
From 1998 to 2002, Mitreva served on a variety of committees and delegations, including the Foreign Policy Committee, Education and Science Committee, Committee on Culture, Delegation of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia to the Central European Initiative, Parliamentary Group of the Republic of Macedonia for Cooperation with the European Parliament, and Parliamentary spokesperson for Foreign Affairs of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM).
Mitreva taught French Literature at the Faculty of Philology – University in Skopje and was Head of the Department of Romance Languages and Literature at the Faculty of Philology in Skopje in the late 1990s.
Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, September 2004