Presidents Pendarovski and Pahor attend a demonstration exercise at the Water Training Camp of the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia

26 September 2020 | Press Releases

The President of the Republic of North Macedonia and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Stevo Pendarovski, and the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, visited today in Ohrid the Water Training Camp of the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia.

Presidents Pendarovski and Pahor, together with the Chief of the General Staff of the Army, Lieutenant General Vasko Gjurcinovski got acquainted with part of the training conducted by the members of the Special Forces Battalion, as well as with the opportunities and the services offered by these capacities of the Army which is part of the Training and Doctrine Command.

The members of the Special Forces Battalion, in front of Presidents Pendarovski and Pahor, through methodological-demonstration exercises, demonstrated procedures that are applied for a hostage crisis situation on a vessel. The exercise also included helicopters from the Air Force WING of the Army, which demonstrated a high level of training and expertise in performing complex water tasks in accordance with NATO standards that are applied in such situations.

Before the exercise, the Slovenian President Pahor was briefed of the mission and tasks of the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia, and the members of the Special Forces Battalion performed a short demonstration exercise in which they presented some of the martial arts.

Emphasizing the high level of expertise of the members of the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia in performing the tasks arising from our full membership in NATO, President Pendarovski said after the exercise that the members of the Army are trained and ready to respond to all challenges within their mission.

Earlier in Ohrid, the Presidents of the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Slovenia, Stevo Pendarovski and Borut Pahor, visited some of the cultural sites. The host, President Pendarovski, introduced his Slovenian counterpart Pahor to part of the history of the Church of the Holy Mother of God, Bogorodica Perivlepta, the Icon Gallery, as well as the rich history of the Church of St. Sophia.

The two-day official visit of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, to the Republic of North Macedonia ended with his stay and activities in Ohrid.

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