On the occasion of the anniversary of the Republic of North Macedonia’s membership in NATO, President Stevo Pendarovski today had a telephone conversation with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
During the conversation, the interlocutors exchanged views on the role of the Alliance and dealing with future security challenges, regional stability and the foreign policy priorities of the Republic of North Macedonia.
In that context, President Pendarovski expressed gratitude for the support that the country receives from the NATO Security Office in the process of certification of officials in the country with a NATO security certificate. Both interlocutors agreed that this is an extremely important process and that it should continue in all necessary segments, vital for the security of the Republic of North Macedonia and the security of the Alliance.
At the same time, President Pendarovski thanked for the assistance so far in dealing with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, noting that solidarity and support of allied countries is necessary to overcome the new real challenges facing Europe and the world.
In a telephone conversation, President Pendarovski reaffirmed the readiness and commitment of the Republic of North Macedonia in promoting peace and stability, emphasizing that the country will continue to actively contribute to NATO-led international peacekeeping missions in the region and beyond. North Macedonia, President Pendarovski added, remains fully committed to defense and security reforms in line with NATO standards.
The interlocutors also discussed the NATO 2030 document, which should determine the future of the NATO Alliance, in which we have been a full member since March last year.