The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Stevo Pendarovski, today at a working meeting with the Minister of Defense, Radmila Sekerinska, and the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Vasko Gjurcinovski, was briefed on the current situation in the country, following the country’s full-fledged membership in NATO.
The current activities, equipment, degree of implementation of the transformation and modernization in the Army were presented at the meeting, in accordance with the goals and capabilities harmonized with the Alliance.
President Pendarovski was briefed on the Army’s ongoing participation in operations led by NATO, the United Nations and the European Union, as well as planned participations in the next year.
The achievements regarding the new structure of the forces, the goals and the development of the military capabilities of the Army and the perceptions for further transformation were presented to the President Pendarovski, in accordance with the needs arising from the NATO membership.
At the meeting, President Pendarovski stressed that with NATO membership, the responsibility of the Army is at a much higher level and therefore investment in defense must continue. In that context, he reaffirmed his commitment to fulfill the set goal as soon as possible – to invest at least 2% of GDP to be invested in the modernization and development of the Army.