The President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski, received today the NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, Antonio Missiroli.

The meeting focused on the successful cooperation between North Macedonia and NATO, on the ongoing joint projects and on the defense and security reform progress.

President Pendarovski underlined that with the full membership of North Macedonia in NATO, one of the strategic determinations of our country and the main cohesive factor of our multiethnic democratic society will be attained.

President Pendarovski expressed expectation that by the end of the year, the ratification of our NATO Membership Protocol will formally be completed in the remaining member states, thus we will become the 30th member of the most successful military and political Alliance.

“Our membership in NATO will mean spreading prosperity and stability in Europe, but at the same time our contribution to regional and global security”, the President said at the meeting.

President Pendarovski stressed that as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces he supports all the reforms in the defense and security that are in line with the NATO standards.

In this context, President Pendarovski welcomed the digitization project of the Crisis Management System through the implementation of the NICS – Next Generation Incident Command System, as part of the NATO Program for Peace Science and Security.

The President said that the implementation of this project will enable command, coordination, cooperation and communication with the engaged resources within each institution of the Crisis Management System, as well as exchange of data and information in real time, thus North Macedonia will implement a modern digital crisis management system.

NATO Assistant Secretary General Missiroli congratulated President Pendarovski on his assuming of office and wished him success in his work.

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